Where were otters introduced to NZ?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 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 »

Do otters eat salmon?

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that river otters (Lutra canadensis) actually seek out spawning salmon and take advantage of the fish run. They also eat other fish such as ca... Read More »