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Lutra lutra

Otter (Lutra lutra)

The otter -- Lutra lutra -- has its European stronghold in Ireland

Ireland is considered to have the healthiest otter population in Europe. Surveys show that otters are present in more than ninety percent of our inland waterways and coastal waters. The species, already extinct over much of its former range, is listed as “vulnerable to extinction” by the IUCN (International Union….