Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens | Oriental small-clawed otter

The word otter derives from the Old English word otor or oter. This, and cognate words in other Indo-European languages, ultimately stem from the Proto-Indo-European language root *wódr̥, which also gave rise to the English word "water".

Otters - they sleep holding hands so they don't drift away from each other!

One of the quirkiest, and cutest traits about the sea otters is that sea otters hold hands when sleeping. When they are a raft all of the sea otters hold

Suzi Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in California. Best known for her work documenting family life on the African savanna, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica to the Arctic and Alaska to Montana. Her photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world.

Suzi Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in California. Best known for her work documenting family life on the African savanna, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Anta

Otters in the snow are magical.

It's tricky enough for us humans, but how are the exotic animals in London Zoo coping with the snow and the cold?

The smallest of all the otter species, the Asian Small-Clawed Otter weighs less than 50 grams at birth. They’re also born toothless, blind and nearly immobile, making them completely dependent on their mothers.

The smallest of all the otter species, the Asian Small-Clawed Otter weighs less than 50 grams at birth.re also born toothless, blind and nearly immobile, making them completely dependent on their mothers.

Human has an otter on each foot - February 9, 2017

Too much cuteness! - Human has an otter on each foot - February Do you know Sea Otter I Rainbow Loves you.

Otter doesn't want to share his stuffed otter - July 28, 2015 - Original photoset at today's Daily Otter post: http://dailyotter.org/2015/07/28/otter-doesnt-want-to-share-his-stuffed-otter/

Otter doesn't want to share his Stuffed Otter - July 2015 - Original Photoset at Today's Daily Otter Post

These otters prove just how adorable nap time is

Sleepy baby sea otter takes a nap on its mother's belly

These otters prove just how adorable nap time is. The sleepy baby otter takes a nap on his motoher belly.

"AH YOU LOVE ME, YOU REALLY LOVE ME!"

The 21 Happiest Otters Ever Are Here To Brighten Your Day

I love otters! The 21 Happiest Otters Ever Are Here To Brighten Your Day

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