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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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We need your help to provide a safe, sustainable environment for these irreplaceable and seriously threatened animals. Your donations - however small - are very welcome indeed, and if you can volunteer useful skills then we'd love to hear from you!

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Neotropical River Otter

Neotropical River Otter

Lontra longicaudis

 

We are fortunate to have these wonderful mammals at the reserve although they are very difficult to see.  I saw one in July 2011, and more recently a family of three in June 2014  We also now have many images from our camera traps, which though not very clear, are now at least giving us more information about this secretive species.

This otter looks much like other otters of the world and has a long body, short legs, a long tail and webbed feet to enable it to swim efficiently.

The River Otter consumes fish, reptiles and amphibians and will even take small mammals and birds given the opportunity.

It is classed as data deficient in the IUCN redlist but as endangered in  CITES Appendix 1.

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