Pictures & Video of the world's cutest animal!
From NBCDFW.com: Asian small-clawed otter Tasanee beat the odds to survive; she needed more than 100 days of devoted care from her keepers, because single otter pups usually do not make it.
Luna the otter pup is looking healthy after being found abandoned recently. She’s set to make her public debut at the Shedd Aquarium around spring. I can’t wait!
This is great news for researchers as they will now be able to study a nursing mother up close and monitor her caloric needs.
The pup remains nameless, since researchers plan to release it in the wild this summer, after it weans off its mother’s milk. To avoid the pup developing an attraction toward humans, researchers limit their interaction, enclosing the pool it shares with its mother behind a screened fence. Its gender remains unknown.
I can’t believe I missed this video! At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, they give their sea otters frozen ice treats during the holidays. If you’ve haven’t been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it’s one of the best in the country!
For those of you who are enjoying your winter, you’re not alone.
Otters are perfectly at home in the colder weather. They have a very small body fat ratio, but stay warm with their high activity levels and two layers of fur. An otter’s top layer of fur is sleek, thin and slightly oily which keeps their body nice and dry. But it is their second layer of fur, underneath the first layer, which keeps them so snug and warm. This under-layer is much thinner, shorter and denser – ideal for the colder weather.
Talk about some spoiled otters! These otters even have their personal sushi chef!
Sea Otter Awareness Week is Here! From September 21-27 we celebrate this adorable animal and its place in the ocean’s ecosystem.
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!