Do otters eat trout?

Answer North American river otters do eat trout and they also eat amphibians, turtles, crabs, crayfish, birds, bird eggs and small mammals on occasion. They use their whiskers to locate prey underneath th... 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 »

How big are otters?

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 »

Where were otters introduced to NZ?

Otters are native to all continents with the exception of Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand. Otters living in New Zealand are the result of escapes from zoos or private owners. There are report... Read More »

Are sea otters overhunted?

On One Hand: An Endangered SpeciesIn the 18th and 19th centuries, hunters severely depleted the sea otter population because they wanted their coats. This made it necessary for the U.S. government ... Read More »