Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

International Otter Awareness Day

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

I have a confession to make. Otters are my animal obsession! This is nothing new. Since early childhood they have been my favourite animal. It started as a six-year old boy - soon after choosing Tarka the Otter in the video rental store.

Forget About The General Election For One Minute And Watch These Squeaking Baby Otters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Need a bit of respite from all the general election coverage? You've come to the right place. Just watch this pair of adorable baby otters squea...

Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch Fans Reacting To His Engagement

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

It seems that Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged. So we had to do this - with a tip of the hat, of course, to Red Scharlach, creator of the famous 'Otter...

Helpful Otter Returns iPhone Dropped In His Tank

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Cementing their reputation as the world’s most awesome creatures, this otter was quite the gentleman after a tourist dropped their iPhone into his t...

WATCH: Otters Play Their New Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Comedy

And the results are, perhaps unsurprisingly, both cacophonous and brilliant. As the National Zoo in Washington, DC explains on YouTube: these Asian...

Otters Barges Into Fast Food Restaurant & ‘Terrorises' Customers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Otters may be adorable little critters who hold hands when they sleep, but you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of one. Customers were repor...

WATCH: The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

No, really. A gif of these cute Chester Zoo critters appeared at the weekend on Reddit (see below) - but the original video hails from 2008. Which ...

WATCH: Impressive Otter Rock-Juggling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Comedy

This isn't the first 'otter juggling rocks' video we've featured, and we doubt very much that it will be the last. But we make no apology for that....

WATCH: Otter Plays Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Comedy

You may remember Kotsumekawauso the otter from this little video, in which he collected drinks from a vending machine. Well, now he's back - and he's ...

WATCH: Otter Plays Hide-And-Seek With Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Oh, funny sea otter - you're our new hero. Why? Just take a look at the trick s/he plays on this Australian cattle dog. Bless. Still, don't worr...

WATCH: Otter Tries To Recycle Can

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Comedy

"If an otter can recycle so can you," says the presenter of this little show at Singapore Zoo. The only problem being, Kimi the otter can't recycle...

WATCH: This Otter Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Comedy

You know the one thing that would dramatically improve our quality of life? Having an otter that collects drinks from vending machines for us. And ...

WATCH: Otter Juggles Rocks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Comedy

"I saw this otter at the zoo, and was transfixed with it playing with these rocks," writes YouTuber Jasmine Etheridge. Fortunately, Jasmine was so ...

WATCH: Baby Otter Learns To Swim

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, you learn something new every day. Usually thanks to the internet. Today, it's that baby otters are taught how to swim by their mothers - inc...

Arthritic Otter Slam Dunks Basketballs (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

An arthritic otter has become a surprise basketball sensation after being given training to improve his creaky joints at a zoo in Oregon. Southern ...

Otterly Adorable Olympians! Newborns Named After London 2012 Stars

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Olympians train for years, but it will take two new-born otters just a fraction of that time to swim as well as their namesakes - gold medal hopefuls ...

PICTURES: Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Comedy

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then the ones below possibly speak more than the complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Yes, thanks to th...