11.7.08


I love otters!I was watching a program on Nat Geo about otters before. They were so cute and i couldn't stop smiling at their little innocent behaviours. The way they crack shells with a rock on their furry little chest, to the way they yawn and put their chubby paws on their face. Awww





Facts on otters

River Otter Interesting Facts
  • River otters can hold their breath for up to 8 min. and can run at speeds up to 29 km/hour. 
  • They have long, slender, sleek bodies. 
  • River otters weigh about 20 pounds and they are about 2 and a half feet long (76 cm). 
  • River otters spend two-thirds of the time on land. 
  • Their silky, streamlined bodies help them move through the water with speed and grace. 
  • River otters have specially adapted lenses in their eyes to accommodate underwater distortions. 
  • Otters belong to the Weasel family. 
  • River otters lie wrapped in giant seaweed called kelp, they play and rest among the plants. 
  • Otters float together in groups called rafts. 
  • Old male otters often has white fur. Baby otters are called pups. 
  • Otters sometimes hold themselves up with their tails. 
  • An otter has two to six babies. 
  • Otters always wash themselves after every meal. 
  • All otters has a favorite stone it carries around. 
  • River otters are carnivores, which mean they only eat meat. 
  • Female otters are a third smaller than male otters.





4 comments:

Imelda said...

They look so cute!

Aisha said...

aaaw

The Seeker said...

OMG, indeed they're sooooooo cute.
And thanks for all this information.
xx

keira antoia rose said...

AAAWWWWWWWW so cute.
I want to adopt an otter!

xoxo Isabella clarisse xoxo
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