World Otter Day

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2023 Date31 May 2023
World Otter Day

World Otter Day History

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

  • There are 13 species of otters, and just about all of their populations are decreasing. All of them are listed on the IUCN Red List which tracks the status of threatened species.
  • Otters face several threats to their population:
    1) Pollution
    2) Habitat Loss
    3) Trapping
    4) Illegal Trade
  • Otters are considered to be lucky animals and a symbol of loyalty and honesty in some Native American cultures.

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