The Giant Otter

Perfectly adapted to an amphibious lifestyle, the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is the longest member of the Mustelidae (weasel) family, reaching nearly 6 feet from head to tail. Once widespread across South America, the giant otter's distribution is becoming increasingly fragmented and they are therefore endangered. Found around freshwater rivers and streams, like the Amazon … Continue reading The Giant Otter

The Patagonian Mara

The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is an unusual, long-legged rodent with highly unique social behaviours. Also known as the Patagonian cavy, this rabbit-like mammal roams across open habitats in Argentina, including large areas of Patagonia. Their rear legs are long and powerful - an adaption allowing them to hop and sprint away from predators. Patagonian … Continue reading The Patagonian Mara