W ILDLIFE IN C ONNECTICUT WILDLIFE FACT SHEET CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ● WILDLIFE DIVISION River Otter Lutra canadensis Background Most Connecticut residents rarely have an opportunity to observe river otters in the wild as otters generally avoid contact with humans.
Donofrio - 2 - Abstract Historically, river otters ( Lontra canadensis ) were abundant in aquatic systems throughout the country. By the 1830's, river otter numbers had been drastically reduced due to unregulated trapping and habitat destruction.
1 ©2005 Sea World, Inc. OTTERS SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION A. Order—Carnivora. The scientific order Carnivora includes all mammals belonging to the dog, cat, and bear families, as well as raccoons and otters.
C-109 RIVER OTTERS Edward P. Hill Chief, Bird Control Research Section Denver Wildlife Research Center USDA-APHIS-ADC Denver, Colorado 80225 Damage Prevention and Control Methods Exclusion Fence small raceways, tanks, or ponds with 3 x 3-inch (7.6 x 7.6-cm) mesh wire.
If sea otters move into the management zone, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is required by law to transport these otters back into the parent range.
Otters Where can otters be found and what are the signs they are present? Guidance for Selected Animals and Habitats - Otters
River otters do not appear to defend a defined area within their home range that would represent a territory, but rather will defend an area surrounding their immediate physical location (Melquist and Hornocker 1983).
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Otters' Favorite Foods Teacher Activity Guide Page 1 of 7 Otters’ Favorite Foods (K-2, Age 5-8) Learn about which foods sea otters like to
THREATS TO SEA OTTERS Throughout history, humans have posed the greatest threat to sea otters, both directly and indirectly. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, about 1,000 sea otters were caught and killed in gill and trammel nets used by fisheries.
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