OTTER

(LUTRA LUTRA)

THE OTTER IS A LIMBER AND SLIM ANIMAL WITH SHORT LEGS, WIDE HEAD AND A LONG MUSCULAR TAIL. 

IT CAN GROW UP TO 100 CM LONG, WHERE THE TAIL COMPOSE ALMOST THE HALF OF ITS TOTAL LENGTH. THE OTTER IS STRONGLY ADAPTED TO A LIFE IN WATER. IT HAS WEBBING BETWEEN ITS TOES, AND FOLDABLE NOSTRILS AND EAR-OPENINGS.