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Cup-stacking Otter

(YouTube link) Nellie the sea otter lives at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. The otters are given toys for entertainment and enrichment, and here you see Nellie stacking them back in order, after which she hands them back to her keeper. Before you know it, our factory robots will be replaced with otters, [...]

Otters That Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch

Otters are known for their amazing powers of deduction…no wait, that’s Sherlock. It’s hard to tell because they look so darn similar. Link Via BoingBoing  

Follow the Butterflies

(YouTube link) Obviously recorded from some distance away, these otters are chasing a butterfly. I get the idea that they really aren’t trying to catch it, just keep it in their sights. And stay with the group. -via Arbroath

Playing with an Otter

(YouTube link) An otter at Sea World in San Diego has fun with an energetic toddler. Which is what otters really are underneath that fur! -via Buzzfeed

Otters in the House

(YouTube link) If you ever thought you might like to have an otter as a house pet, this video will change your mind. These are female African clawless otters, acting the way their species do. -via Arbroath

The Number of the Day: 1,000,000

Sea otters have up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch of skin. Related Link: For the next week, we’ll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a copy! [See previous Numbers [...]

Otters Cause Flight Delay In Houston

When passengers on a Continental flight out of Houston were told their flight would be delayed because of otters, a lot of them laughed, thinking it was a joke. It wasn’t. There were a number of otters set to travel in the cargo area, but one somehow managed to escape its cage. “We watched them take [...]

Giant Otters Up Close

Otters are fascinating species and the giant otter is no exception. These endangered critters are in serious danger of extinction, but veterinarian Lucy Spelman and other scientists are working to protect them. The process of rescuing these adorable animals is detailed on the Adventures in Climate Change website. Link Via Discovery News Image by Lucy Spelman

Otter Snow Fun

(YouTube link) Otters enjoy sledding and skiing, and they don’t even need expensive equipment to do it! -via Unique Daily