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Giant River Otters or Ari'rana

Giant River Otters or Ari'rana

I had wanted to see these wonderful creatures for over 35 years! They are fabulous and all that can be done to preserve them should be done. About 3000 years ago when the Tupi people first inhabited the Amazon Rainforest they named the animal the Ari'ana, meaning Water Jaguar, and they are as stately and magnificent as those apex-predators.

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