CuteOtters.com Presents The Three Tenors April 16. 2007
Making their first appearance at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, may I present the Three Tenors!
This wonderful picture is courtesy of Dave Cook
CuteOtters.com Earns a Yahoo! Pick of the Week! April 16. 2007
Video: Conan O'Brien Talks About YouTube Otter Video April 14. 2007
Remember that cute video of the sea otters holding hands? Well, it became such a big hit on YouTube that late night talk show host, Conan O'Brien made fun of it. Warning: This video might be a little too graphic for very young kids. You've been warned.
Thank God It's Friday! April 13. 2007
Bottoms Up! April 11. 2007
Otters From the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA April 10. 2007
The Aquarium of the Pacific is my "home aquarium" since I live only about 20 minutes away. They've done a fantastic job with all of their marine life and they get better ever year! If you live in the area you must visit them and their sea otters! They even have special tours where you can go behind the scenes to see how the fish and animals are cared for.
Click here to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific's official web site
From the Aquarium of the Pacific: Our three sea otters were found stranded on the beach when only a few days old; in fact, Charlie still had his umbilical cord attached. After rehabilitation at a marine mammal care center, it was determined that they could not survive in the wild and they came to live at the Aquarium. Charlie, sucks his paw as he sleeps. Brooke likes to hide toys in her "pocket". Summer throws tantrums. She is also a screamer.
The mammalogists who take care of our otters have trained them to quietly accept having blood drawn as part of their routine physical examinations. They also do not object to having their lungs and heart checked with a stethescope.
It's Monday Already? I'm Sleeping In! April 9. 2007
I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! This picture is is how I felt after eating my dinner of spiral-cut ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and peach pie.
This great sleepy otter picture was sent in by both Milia and Lâm.
Video: Wild About Otters - A New Special Exhibit April 6. 2007
The fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium just opened a new exhibit, "Wild About Otters". I encourage everyone in the area to check it out. It would be a great place to plan your vacation around! I'm planning on going up in a month or two to check out the otters.
Is That Bouquet of Otters For Me? April 5. 2007
Addy de Jongh, the director Dutch Otterstation Foundation sent me this great picture of him holding three adorable otters. The Stichting Vrienden van de Otter (The rough English translation would be The Friend of the Otter Foundation) seeks to protect the otter in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.
Attached you find a picture of the first litter of Lutra lutra bred in our Otterpark in 1995. The person in the background is me. You are welcome to use the photo when you mention in a short text under the photo that it has been made by R. Hoeve.
Here is also a link to a nice movie on our website with playing otters on the Shetland islands: http://www.vriendenvandeotter.nl/index.php?Extra/Alle_dieren_tellen_mee. In the last part you see the otters playing in a wonderful way.
Our organisation is the Dutch Otterstation Foundation working on the conservation and improvement of freshwater wetlands in the Netherlands and abroad. The otter is our appealing Ambassador of Wetlands!