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I wanted to know if experiences of reintroduction exist with South American otters, and in case of existing, where I can obtain these works.
Thank you very much.

From: Norberto A. Nigro, 30 October 2006

Responses from Gonzalez Medina-Vogel, Grace Yoxon and Lesley Wright

Diane McTurk at Karanambo Ranch in Guyana has worked for many years on rehabilitating Giant Otters. She has not published very much. If you would like contact details, please email.

Juan Ricardo Gómez Serrano produced the following paper recently covering Giant Otters:
Gómez Serrano, J.R. (2003) Follow Up to a Rehabilitation of Giant Otter Cubs in Colombia. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull. 20(1): 42 - 44

The Chinchamen Crusade has attempted rehabilitation of orphaned Marine Otters (Lontra felina) but human factors have led to tragedy. Again, if you would like contact details, please email.

There is quite a lot of literature concerning otter rehabilitation in general, and much of this may transfer to the South American river otters. We suggest contacting the IOSF as they have a great deal of experience.

Response provided 31 October 2006