Sea Otter Awareness Week is Here! From September 21-27 we celebrate this adorable animal and its place in the ocean’s ecosystem.
Pictures & Video of the world's cutest animal!
If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, you can shake hands with an otter at Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park.
From Rocket News 24: These otters are Asian small-clawed otters which are the smallest (therefore cutest) in the world. In the exhibit called “Otter Finger Touch, Fish Catch” holes are installed into the otter’s habitat’s glass. By holding out the great scent of Wakasagi Smelt you can entice an otter to the glass were it will reach out through the hole and grab your finger. It’s like visiting the cutest prison or off-track betting parlor in the universe!
I wish I was as happy as the otter in this picture!
This picture makes me feel like going to Raging Waters.
The Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary has a new otter pup that was abandoned by his mother. He’ll be treated and released back into the wild once he’s ready.
Ever wonder why sea otters float around with their paws up out of the water?
A sea otter’s thick coat does a phenomenal job of keeping water away from the skin so the animal can stay warm even in the chilly waters of Alaska. However, not all parts of a sea otter’s body has such dense fur, such as the nearly fur-free paws. In order to conserve heat, sea otters keep as much of their body as dry as they can, and this includes keeping their sensitive paws up out of the water as much as possible. Even when a sea otter resting at the surface turns over onto its belly, it will hold those front paws up to keep them out of the chilly water.
Is there anything better than otter babies? Nope! The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA just welcomed 2 female otters.
I just found out that Sam Garton, creator of the adorable I am Otter website just released a hardcover book. This is a must for any otter fan, young or old.