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Local fisherman spots rare otter in Iraq’s Tigris River

 Local fisherman spots rare otter in Iraq’s Tigris River

The albino smooth-coated otter spotted in Iraq’s Tigris River.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Recently, a lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli or commonly referred as a smooth-coated otter was spotted by a local fisherman in the Tigris River of Iraq. The latest discovery of the albino smooth-coated otter was recorded in the Ishaqi district, south of Saladin Governorate of Iraq. Typically, smooth-coated otters in Iraq are seen in the marshes of south Iraq.

Currently, Iraq is dealing with a water scarcity crisis due to few annual rainfalls and water blockage due to dam projects from Turkey and Iran.