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Otterly Fascinating, the Giant Otters of Brazil


Animals  (tags: wildlife, otters, habitat, environment, conservation )

Jill
- 2861 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Bloodcurdling cries shatter the stillness of dusk in the Pantanal, in southern Brazil, as if a pack of wolves were gathering for a hunt.



   

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Ruth C (87)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 6:38 am
It does not matter what part of the world you are from as long as you have respect for all other life!!
 

Toni C (508)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 6:41 am
Noted, Jill, and thanks for the fascinating article. Makes me wish I was still able to travel to such placss and watch the playful otters.
 

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 7:55 am
Noted Tks Jill... Great Article...
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:13 am
We must protect biodiversity and natural habitats. In doing so, we will honor the earth and cherish all Her creatures.
 

MmAway M (519)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:17 am
Thank you Jill for this news at site, though it is long (Smithsonian), took a peek at the photos first (WOW), then was sad when I was reading the article....

These awesome creatures hunted for their pelts...also Miners extract roughly 210 tons of gold a year - up to 40% of this mercury escapes into the environment. Mercury levels in fish are too high for human consumption...on to say that many of these Giant Otters will die from mercury poisoning unless something is done. RATS! Mankind again distroying all that is special!

Thank you for this super article at site -- hope Mankind gets a CLUE and doesn't distroy these creatures...I have never seen a Giant Otter...except on the Animal Planet, but they must be quite a site!
 

Lisa N (202)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:44 am
Thanks Jill for this article!
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 10:55 am
Thanks Jill great article.
 

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 11:14 am
Thanks Jill.
 

Tracey E (87)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 11:15 am
THANKS JILL! TWEETED!
 

Cheree M (46)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 11:57 am
Noted, TY
 

. (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 1:53 pm
noted. great article. We keep on destroying
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 7:01 pm
I love otters :) Noted, thanks Jill :)
 

Pat B (356)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 7:07 pm
What fun loving animals! This is great news, Thanks, Jill.
 

Patricia E G (52)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:36 pm
No petition needed for these happy giant otters.
Living contently in the Pantanal,
although on the otter hand....

Thanks Jill.
 

Jerry B (128)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:56 pm
Wow these giant otters are really something, never knew they got this big..great article and beautiful pictures of them, thanks Jill.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 9:47 pm
Cheers Jill.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 9:57 pm
I am with Ruth and Bee hive comments..Thank you Jill for the article and appreciation..God Bless us all
 

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Robert O (12)
Friday August 19, 2011, 12:04 am
Thanks Jill.
 

Janissa Williams (8)
Friday August 19, 2011, 12:07 am
Thanks for the Information..
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Friday August 19, 2011, 1:20 am
Thanks for the Information...
 

Susan S (187)
Friday August 19, 2011, 8:23 pm
Wonderful. These giant otters are fascinating. They hunt in packs and are playful.
 
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