This year World Otter Day is May 25. Let’s celebrate these amazing, water-loving, playful, carnivorous mammals. They are important parts of healthy ecosystems.

Credit: IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group

Meet the 13 otter species!

Learn about each species and their conservation status.

Visit OtterEd to access more awesome facts and activities for each species, like this mask:

Credit: IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group

Meet the largest otter, the giant river otter

Go on a virtual otter survey in Laos!

Follow the latest otter news from experts

Visit the IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group website

What can you do to help otters?

  1. Learn about otters and threats to their survival such as the pet trade and fur trade
  2. Raise awareness and teach others about otters
  3. Support otter research and conservation programs

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