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.
Enchanted Learning: River Otter Printout
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.
PBS: Yellowstone Otters
Read about one otters' life in Yellowstone National Park in Northern Wyoming. NOTE: This site includes user comments.
Animal Tracks: River Otter
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.
Weasels: River Otter
Learn more details about the otters' habitat, reproduction, and diet.
Lutra Lutra: European River Otter
Find out about another otter species: the European river otter. Learn about this animal's behavior, reproduction, diet, habitat, and more.
National Geographic: Giant River Otter
Learn more about the habitat and physical characteristics of the giant river otter, found in South America. NOTE: This site includes ads.
North American River Otter Gallery
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.
National Geographic: WildCam: Otters
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.
National Geographic Coloring Book: River Otter Picture
Print out this page and color the otter. NOTE: The site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Sea Otters
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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