A few otters, beavers and minks are still found in eastern Texas.
Sea otters are, unfortunately, decreasing in numbers, while the demand is increasing.
The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.
The colours of the under wools of river otters vary, some being very dark, others almost yellow.
The smaller and young sea otters of a grey or brown colour are of small value compared to the large dark and silvery ones.