World Otter Day

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2021 Date30 May 2021
2022 Date30 May 2022
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 & Quotes

  • There are 13 species of otters, and just about all of them are decreasing. All of them are listed in the IUCN Red List.
  • Even if otters might look soft and cuddly, they still remain dangerous wild animals. Otters have strong teeth and a powerful bite.
  • Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough for the habit to become an instinct. Henry Williamson
  • Otters are popular in Native American Cultures, but for different reasons. Some societies consider the otter to be a lucky animal and a symbol of "loyalty and honesty."

World Otter Day References and Related Sites

www.otter.org: World Otter Day

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