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Miocene African Otter
Miocene African Otter.png
Latin name: Enhydriodon dikikae
Temperament: Irascible Threat
Habitat(s): Great Lake, Ocean
 • SenseIcon Carcass.png Mammal Meat
 • SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone

The Miocene African Otter is a wildlife item and an irascible threat animal.


The Enemy Otter.png Miocene African Otter is sleek, dark brown colored animal found near large water sources. They can be found in the Region Great Lake Icon.png Great Lake and Region Ocean Icon.png Ocean biomes. When idle, the otter may float on their backs in nearby bodies of water or run around on the shore. They come in small groups, often in the same areas as other water loving animals such as Enemy Croco.png Thorbjarnarson's Crocodile and Enemy Hippo.png Hippopotamus.

However, don't let the otters cute appearance and playful demeanor in the water fool you! They are vicious when it comes to protecting their own and they will gladly attack you.


The Miocene African Otter is a medium small animal that can appear alone but most often is found in a group. Don't let their size fool you! Otters swim and forage around the shoreline of a body of water and if you enter their territory they get very defensive. Care should be taken if you decide to engage in combat with one of these animals as you may be swarmed by a pack of them from all sides. The Otter uses their body size and medium speed to rush you for blunt force trauma to inflict Injury minor ico.png Injury major ico.png Injury. Being a medium small animal, it easier to Intimidate ico 128.png intimidate a single animal but a pack is much harder. It is recommended to do so holding weapons or with a group of hominids.

If you do decide to attack, use the best weapons you can acquire. It is recommended to use SenseIcon SharpStick.pngSharpened Sticks first, MindIcon Stick.pngSticks next, and as a last resort rocks or hard tools. The more damage you can do from a distance, the better. Being a medium small animal, it may take several strikes to kill this animal.

If you engage a Miocene African Otter in combat in water deep enough to be swimming, you will be unable to counterattack or intimidate. You can only dodge the otter (and not very well). Be very careful with an otter in the water because your available combat actions are limited.

The Miocene African Otter is unique in that on land they can't kill you but in the water they can drown and kill you. Be very careful with groups of otters in the water as they are even more deadly as they can swarm you using their speed and numbers to kill you quickly.


The Enemy Otter carcass.png African Otter Carcass provides SenseIcon Carcass.png Mammal Meat and SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone when it is Butcher ico 128.pngbutchered. The carcass can be butchered two times. To butcher a carcass more than once, all the items dropped from the previous butchering must be picked up.

Interactions With Other Animals[]

When different animals get in close proximity to each other, they can attack and kill each other. Animals can fight each other on their own or you can cause them to move nearer to each other to initiate combat. Some of these methods are intimidation to scare them towards another animal, have them chase you and you run past another animal, or perform a dodge and the animal runs towards another animal.

When animals fight each other, a cut-scene will play showing one animal attacking and killing the other. There are a large number of Evolution Feats that deal specifically with trying to cause animals to fight and kill each other.

The Miocene African Otter while being a medium small animal can be a formidable foe. In packs, otters can be quite dangerous.

Can Kill[]

The Miocene African Otter can kill a single animal. The Astute Dominator of the Otter is the evolution feat that deals with the kills the otter can perform.

Can Be Killed By[]

The Miocene African Otter can be killed by a number of animals.


  • In real life, an otter would not attack when someone gets near. They would only attack if there was a baby close by.
  • People in real life have been killed by otters. However, this only occurs in captivity not the wild.
  • The majority of the otter species now are much much smaller than their prehistoric counterparts.
  • Otters are not good pets as in captivity they get much more aggressive.