With their soft, dense fur, cute expressions and lazy backstroke, it’s easy to fall in love with the sea otter.
Watch the videos below to learn more about what makes the sea otter so amazing!
No need for a “Hair Club for Otters.” Sea otters have the world’s densest fur … up to a million hairs per square inch. The average human head has 100,000 hairs or less.Tweet this Fact
Right at home in the water, sea otters sleep, have their pups and even eat while floating on their backs. In fact, they’re built for ocean life. They can close their nostrils and ears underwater and their webbed hind feet help them swim.Tweet this Fact
A sea otter gobbles up about a quarter of its weight in food each day to stay warm in cold water and support its high metabolism. That’s like a 60-pound kid eating 60 quarter-pound hamburgers a day! It might work for an otter, but we DON’T recommend you try it!Tweet this Fact
Sea otters are one of the few mammals, other than primates, known to use tools. They use small rocks or other objects to pry shellfish from rocks and hammer them open.Tweet this Fact
To keep their luxurious coats waterproof, otters spend many hours a day cleaning and grooming. Their thick fur, when it’s clean and fluffy, traps a layer of air against their skin and helps protect it from the cold water.Tweet this Fact