Our Baby World: Otters

Otter Pup

Fast facts about otters:

  • Male otters are known as boars, females are sows, and their offspring are pups.
  • At 99 pounds, the sea otter is the heaviest member of the weasel family.

  • According to otter-world.com, there are 13 species of otters. The best known are the giant otter, northern river otter, and sea otter.
  • Otters call every continent home except for Australia and Antartica.
  • Otters spend a frequent amount of time grooming their bodies. This isn’t vanity, it’s survival. Otters need to keep oil and other substances off their fur so they can stay warm in the water and not die.
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