Japanese river otter classified as extinct

Jiji Press

Japanese river otters, which were registered as one of the nation’s special natural treasures, have been designated as extinct following the Environment Ministry’s revision of its Red List of endangered species excluding fish.

The otter is the first Japanese mammal to be classified as an extinct species that was confirmed alive during the Showa era (1926-1989).

The last sighting in Japan of a Japanese river otter was in Kochi Prefecture in 1979.

The ministry therefore concluded the species was extinct and changed its endangered species status Tuesday.

(Aug. 30, 2012)

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