Toronto Zoo: Otter

Otter

Otters have very long tails; 12 – 17 inches. Head and body measure 26 – 30 inches.

Otter

They are rich brown above with a silvery sheen below.

Otter

The ears are small and the snout is broad.

Otter

They are found along steams and at lake borders,

Otters

They are a sociable animal and usually 2 or 3 travel together.

Otters

Otters eat fish, frogs, crayfish and other aquatic invertebrates.

Otter

Their dens are in banks with the entrance below the water.

Otter

Miles Hearn

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