Otter Pups Debut in Australia

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales proudly presented the newest members of their Asian Small-Clawed Otter family to the public recently. The pups, two females and a male, were born on January 8th of this year, and are the second litter born to parents Pocket (mum) and Eniko (dad). » 3/19/15 1:30pm 3/19/15 1:30pm

Even Valentine's Day Haters Won't Be Able To Resist These Sea Creatures

Behold, as otters and penguins at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium enjoy their custom-frozen V-Day treats. And the good people at Shedd filmed it, so that even the darkest hearts could find a reason to melt juuuuust a little on this most polarizing of holidays. » 2/14/15 4:00pm 2/14/15 4:00pm

Watch This Rescued Sea Otter Pup And All Will Seem Right With The World

We have the good people at Zooborns to thank for this, the most eyeball-blastingly cute thing you will see all day. "Pup 681" was rescued off the coast of California but now calls Chicago's Shedd Aquarium home. » 12/09/14 4:40pm 12/09/14 4:40pm

Help find the dirtbag who shot and killed three sea otters

Last September, members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation team recovered three otters that had been shot and killed near Asilomar Beach, in Pacific Grove, CA. Their killer remains at large. Now, state and federal authorities need your help finding the perpetrator. » 2/15/14 1:30pm 2/15/14 1:30pm

Nellie the sea otter is a goddamn cup-stacking MACHINE

Marvel at the ease with which Nellie the sea otter stacks this trio of cups — a task that lesser animals would merely paw at, in half-hearted resignation. » 8/20/12 10:02am 8/20/12 10:02am

Butterfly-chasing otters will brighten your Sunday

Otters are already one of nature's most adorable animals. But what happens when you cross a romp of wiggly otters with a single butterfly? You get the cutest little butterfly chase you'll ever see. » 1/08/12 9:00am 1/08/12 9:00am

The Weirdest Animal Expert Who Ever Lived

An eccentric from 18th century Yorkshire, animal-lover and inventor Jemmy Hirst was the greatest eccentric in English history. His bizarre exploits included riding bulls, teaching otters to fish, fixing sails to his carriage, and treating the king like an equal. » 2/23/11 9:31am 2/23/11 9:31am