How big are otters?

Answer The North American river otter (Lutra Canadensis) can reach 4 feet in length and weigh between 20 and 28 pounds. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris), which lives off the coast in the Pacific Ocean from ... Read More »

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How much do sea otters eat a day?

The amount that sea otters (scientific name: Enhydra lutris) eat is dependent upon their weight. Adult sea otters are able to eat 25 to 30 percent of their body weight in a single day. Female adu... Read More »

Do sea otters have teeth?

An adult sea otter has 32 teeth. The four canines are used to catch food while the flat, slightly rounded molars are used for crushing. Otters that eat purple sea urchins often develop purple-stain... Read More »

How do sea otters reproduce?

Sea otters are thick-furred, endangered sea animals, in the weasel family, that tend to spend most of their life in the water. When sea otters reproduce, they create pups that are born and nurtured... Read More »

How were otters discovered?

Otters are cute, intelligent mammals in the weasel family that live mainly in the water. Endearing qualities include their playfulness, their ability to use a rock as a tool to open an abalone shel... Read More »