Some days you wait patiently for the briefest of glimpses. Other days, after hours of watching them eat, frolic, rub, groom, squabble, and sleep; you just wish they would leave so you can move. But, no matter which kind of day it is, it is always a great day when you see the otters on Rubondo! And, you are always ready to do it again the next day. Many people in East Africa have never heard of them, even fewer of the thousands of visitors know otters exist in Africa. Yet Africa is home to four of the world’s 13 otter species.
In 2005 a colleague and I, accompanied by two individuals from the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute went to Rubondo Island to explore it as a location for research on the Spotted-necked otter (Lutra maculicollis
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