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Giant Otter

The giant otter is the largest of the world's otters.

It is native to South America but is endangered and is also very rare in captivity.

The Giant Otter can reach up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in length, and weigh 76 lb (34 kg) in weight.

The females are smaller and weigh only 57–60 lb (26–27 kg).

It has a lifespan of 12 years in their natural habitat, and 21 years in captivity.

Its fur is dense, thick and velvety, and is highly sought after by fur traders.

It is an endangered species.

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