The giant otter is a carnivorous mammal. It is the longest member of the weasel family, a globally successful group of
predators. Tthe giant otter is a social species, with family groups typically supporting three to eight members. The groups are
centered on a dominant breeding pair and are extremely cohesive and cooperative. The giant otter is diurnal, being active
exclusively during daylight hours. It is the noisiest otter species and we laughed many times at all the sounds, particularly from
the young otters..











Jackie got this picture below
of an otter biting the head off
a fish it just caught and
throwing the head away
before eating the rest of the
fish.
This young otter has just been weened but is still dependent on its parent to provide its fish meal.
This deer stood quietly as a cow bird ate parasites off its head.
Pantanal 2011

The amazing Giant Otter
An iguana sits in a tree basking in the sun.
Below, an otter family retreats to one of its holes.