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05

Mar

Sea otters rebound from Exxon Valdez disasterScientists conducted aerial surveys, examined causes of sea otter deaths and analyzed genes to check for influence from oil exposure to gauge the animal’s recovery.

Sea otters rebound from Exxon Valdez disaster
Scientists conducted aerial surveys, examined causes of sea otter deaths and analyzed genes to check for influence from oil exposure to gauge the animal’s recovery.

15

Sep

River otters: Hardest-working clowns in the waterPlayful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are.

River otters: Hardest-working clowns in the water
Playful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are.

16

Feb


 ‘Otter 501’ movie brings a new twist to nature documentaries 



When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.
When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.

08

Jan

Photos of the day: Zoo animals frolic in the snow
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Photos of the day: Zoo animals frolic in the snow

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16

Nov

In June 2010, a fuzzy baby otter was found alone and dehydrated on a beach in Alaska, so two passersby contacted the Alaska SeaLife Center, who rescued him and began bottle-feeding him every two hours. After a few days, Tazo perked up and began playing and splashing around, and in August he was transported to the New York Aquarium. The adorable little guy couldn’t be released back into the wild because he’d become too dependent on humans.See more adorable rescued zoo babies.

In June 2010, a fuzzy baby otter was found alone and dehydrated on a beach in Alaska, so two passersby contacted the Alaska SeaLife Center, who rescued him and began bottle-feeding him every two hours. After a few days, Tazo perked up and began playing and splashing around, and in August he was transported to the New York Aquarium. The adorable little guy couldn’t be released back into the wild because he’d become too dependent on humans.
See more adorable rescued zoo babies.

18

Sep

Australian sea otter pups make zoo debutThe Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the world’s 13 otter species, and are a vulnerable species due to habitat loss.

Australian sea otter pups make zoo debut
The Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the world’s 13 otter species, and are a vulnerable species due to habitat loss.

10

Sep

Why sea otters are global warming warriorsSea otters keep sea urchins from gouging on kelp, a plant that absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.

Why sea otters are global warming warriors
Sea otters keep sea urchins from gouging on kelp, a plant that absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.

12

May

When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life. Watch the story unfold in the heartwarming documentary, ‘Otter 501,’ that’s in theaters now.

When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life. Watch the story unfold in the heartwarming documentary, ‘Otter 501,’ that’s in theaters now.

10

May

'Otter 501' movie brings a new twist to nature documentariesWhen an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.
The movie begins screening across the U.S. tomorrow.

'Otter 501' movie brings a new twist to nature documentaries
When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.

The movie begins screening across the U.S. tomorrow.

21

Mar

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Otter takes a swim Photo by Nick Fornit

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Otter takes a swim Photo by Nick Fornit