European otter

(Lutra lutra)

Successfully reintroduced in the 1990s after disappearing in the late 20thcentury, they can be found all over the Park. At the beginning of summer, when the nights are short and it has to go fishing at dusk or dawn, if you wait in silence near the River Fluvià or on a bridge over a solitary irrigation channel, you may be lucky enough to see them in action.


They are very large, more than double the size of a mink, but they have aquatic habitats and are nocturnal.

You will find them in the park...

In the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park