are river otters extinct in minnesota?
- RichardLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
No. Although the River Otter (Lutra canadensis) seemed to disappear from Minnesota for over 90 years, the species is once again found in the southern end of the state.
It does not appear on the state's endangered species list. Check out the sites for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources listed below:Source(s): http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snapshots/mammals/river... http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ets/mammals.html
- 1 decade ago
Lutra canadensis or River Otters are disappearing from Minnesota for aome time now, BUT the species is once again found in the southern end of the state. :-))
- 1 decade ago
This species is protected from trade under Appendix II of CITES. It has recently been added as a species managed under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums's (AZA's) Otter Species Survival Plan (SSP). This management will encourage genetically managed breeding in this captive population. The river otter is found throughout Alaska, east across northern Canada to Nova Scotia, south to California and sections of Arizona and down the Atlantic coast but they are very rare in the Midwest and south.
This species is threatened by habitat destruction and water pollution. They have been virtually eliminated through many parts of their original range, especially around heavily populated areas in the Midwest and east. They have been successfully reintroduced to many of these areas and hopefully are on the path to recovery.Source(s): Found this Minnesota Zoo/Conservation http://www.mnzoo.com/conservation/National/Endange... http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ets/mammals.html
- MargaretLv 45 years ago
God's heaven is complete with animals and everything. The only thing God wanted to save from this cursed creation is man. Animals on this earth are forever lost. If they go extinct it is no big deal. The only ones who care about animals are those who care nothing about humans other than gays or aborting babies.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
animals cannot be extinct in only one area. they may not be present but they are not extinct