Small Animals

Sea Otters

I have always said that sea otters are my spirit animal. Could it be because they hold hands while sleeping so that they don’t float away from each other? Or could it be because they float in the water and eat off their bellies? Either way, they are adorable.  I mean, who wouldn’t love to just float on their back all day; sleeping, eating seafood? They can live out their entire life in the water. Sounds to me like they have it made.

That’s right! They hold hands while sleeping. Sea otters are mammals; part of the weasel family. Their mannerisms and habits resemble ferrets and even dogs. They have webbed feet and water repellent fur. They are incredibly smart and fascinating to watch. Not only do they eat right off their bellies and float holding hands, but they are known for being super clean animals. After each meal you can find them washing themselves meticulously.

They once were hunted until there were approximately 2,000 left. Now, there are about 100,000-250,000 in the world and they are a protected, endangered animal. These magnificent creatures can be found in the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia. If you ever see one in the wild, take a moment to appreciate them.

Cute. Hilarious. Endangered.

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Callie Farr

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