River Otters Activity


INHS Wildlife Epidemiologist Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla and researcher Samantha Carpenter are studying the North American River Otter, a species that was once nearly extirpated from the state. Utilizing trail cameras and tracking plates, they were able to gain some preliminary information. With the help of students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at University of Illinois, the researchers hope to use newly designed technological devices to gather even more information on these animals.


North American River Otters
Edited by Jen Mui, Illinois Natural History Survey



Students in ECE 445: Senior Design assist researchers in the Natural History Survey in tracking river otter populations.


How to cite the videos:

Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “North American River Otter.” YouTube, uploaded by Jen Mui, 20 August 2012, https://youtu.be/ERFV5eOT8Ik.