World Otter Day

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2023 DateMay 31, 2023
2024 DateMay 31, 2024

World Otter Day

World Otter Day seeks to raise awareness about otters. Otters are carnivorous mammals within the Lutrinae subfamily. They are semi-aquatic or marine species that primarily eat fish and small insects. This day aims to highlight the importance of otters to their ecosystems. Many are endangered which means in the future, they could face extinction. Otters around the world face threats like habitat loss, pollution, and illegal trading.

World Otter Day was established in 2014. It is observed annually on the last Wednesday of May.

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World Otter Day facts

  • Otters communicate using a variety of vocalizations, including chirps, whistles, and growls. They also use body language and scent marking to convey information and establish territories.
  • Otters face several threats to their population:
    1) Pollution
    2) Habitat Loss
    3) Trapping
    4) Illegal Trade
  • Otters have incredibly dense fur, with an estimated 1 million hairs per square inch.
  • Otters are considered to be lucky animals and a symbol of loyalty and honesty in some Native American cultures.

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