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River otters: Hardest-working clowns in the water

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Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Go ahead, see for yourself

If you'd like to see a river otter for yourself, check out sightings in your local area, or perhaps visit a zoo. While mostly absent from the Midwest and Southwest United States, you can see them in the wild in the northern, eastern and southeastern areas of the country, as well as throughout Canada.