Cute Otters

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Squirt, the Otter Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30th, 2014

Squirt, an otter at the Wild Center recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

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Shake Hands With An Otter

August 16th, 2014

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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!

Why Do Sea Otters Hold Their Paws Up?

July 15th, 2014

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.

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/why-sea-otters-always-hold-their-paws-up#ixzz37Uz8gcrB

 

Cute Otters

Pictures & Video of the world's cutest animal!