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
Neotropical River Otter
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.