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Animals: River Otters

Learn about the river otter, a playful animal that is famous for its beautiful fur. Find out how many species of river otters exist in the world, learn about their habitats, diet, reproduction, and predators. Includes video clips, photographs, and coloring pages. There is a link to eThemes Resource on sea otters.


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Here is a labeled print out of a river otter and information about the animals' anatomy and diet. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the physical and social descriptions of river otter.
Students can view photographs and information on the otter.
Read about one otters' life in Yellowstone National Park in Northern Wyoming. NOTE: This site includes user comments.
Learn about the otter's behavior and how to spot its track on a ground. Click on the "River Otter Gallery" link at the top of the page to view photographs and scroll down the page for video files.
Learn more details about the otters' habitat, reproduction, and diet.
Find out about another otter species: the European river otter. Learn about this animal's behavior, reproduction, diet, habitat, and more.
Learn more about the habitat and physical characteristics of the giant river otter, found in South America. NOTE: This site includes ads.
View photographs of the river otter. Click on the "Species" link on the left to find out how many species of otters exist in the world. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Scroll down and click on "Video: Critter Cam," then follow the Critter Cam option to see how scientists track animals movements. NOTE: Ads are shown before the Critter Cam videos and are included in the site.
Print out this page and color the otter. NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites are about sea otters, a marine mammal that has extremely thick fur. Learn about sea otters' physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, distribution, and conservation efforts. Find out how they survive in frigid waters and the biggest threat they face. Includes video and audio clips, a live Webcam, and photographs.

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