Nutria facts and information:Type: Mammal
Average lifespan in the wild: 8 to 10 years
Size: Head and body, 17 to 25 in (43 to 64 cm); Tail, 10 to 16 in (25 to 41 cm)
Weight: 15 to 22 lbs (7 to 10 kg)
Group name: Colony
What does a nutria look like?The nutria's yellow or brown outer hair looks shaggy and unappealing, but it covers a lush fur undercoat, also called nutria, that is popular for use in clothing. Nutria are farmed and trapped for this fur.
Where do nutria's live?Nutria are large, web-footed rodents that are more agile in the water than on land. They live in burrows, or nests, never far from the water. Nutria may inhabit a riverbank or lakeshore, or dwell in the midst of wetlands. They are strong swimmers and can remain submerged for as long as five minutes.
What does a nutria eat?Nutria (also called coypu) are varied eaters, most fond of aquatic plants and roots. They also feast on small creatures such as snails or mussels.
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