Scientific Name: Lontra canadensis
Rivers, lakes, marshes and ocean bays throughout parts of the United States and Canada
Fish, frogs, clams, snakes, turtles, worms, birds and some smaller mammals
Up to 19 years
Up to 4 pups at a time
Otters are good swimmers and can stay submerged for 3 to 4 minutes. They love to play in the water, and sliding is a favorite game. Otters are nocturnal but may be seen during the day.
Scientific Name: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Panama to Rio de la Plata, and up the Amazon as far as Bolivia and Peru. They live in large groups near streams, ponds and rivers where they like to sun bathe.Diet:
Land and water grasses, fruit, bark of saplings and shrubsReproduction:
Capybaras can breed anytime during the year. In the wild, the female only produces one litter a year. Litter size is usually five but can range from one to eight. The mother has five pairs of nipples.Life Span:
A capybara is the world's largest rodent.