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Giant Otter!

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mario.pineda 10:22pm, 26 July 2009
I finally took some photos of the new Giant Otter at the zoo.

Giant Otter at the Los Angeles Zoo

Giant Otter at the Los Angeles Zoo

Giant Otter at the Los Angeles Zoo

Giant Otter at the Los Angeles Zoo

She is exhibited in the former Maned Wolf exhibit.
EmperorNorton47 PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by EmperorNorton47 (member) 9 years ago
So where is the Maned Wolf? (You KNEW I'd ask that!) ; )
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
The maned wolf is currently off exhibit, but will later be in the Baird's Tapir exhibit.
NekoMama7 PRO 9 years ago
How "giant" is this otter?
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mario.pineda Posted 9 years ago. Edited by mario.pineda (admin) 8 years ago
I don't know the exact length of this otter, but in the wild males could grow up to 5.9 ft and females 5.6 ft!
EmperorNorton47 PRO 9 years ago
My dog would not be happy to meet such a beast.
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mario.pineda 9 years ago
There is now TWO giant otters on exhibit! I took lots of photos, but only one came out good.

Giant Otters at the Los Angeles Zoo
NekoMama7 PRO 9 years ago
Had a nice talk with the curator and the guy who manage and design exhibits today.

The giant otter just gave birth a day or two ago to at least 3 pups but none survived. The female seems to have problems raising her kids in the past. Still not much is known about these guys and maybe we'll get to see mini giant otters in the future.

Also, further renovations on this exhibit in works. Soon, the otters will have a bigger pool to swim around.
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