Name: Eurasian Otter
Origin: Europe, Asia & North Africa
Habitat: Lakes, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes & Streams
Size: 60cm-95cm & 7kg-12kg
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Crustaceans & Insects
Predators: Humans, Birds of Prey, Wolves & Eurasian Lynxes
Attack/Defence: From a young age otters will learn how to use rocks
to break open shellfish & crustaceans they are also equipped with
incredibly sharp teeth & claws which they use to catch & kill their prey.
Conservation Status: Near Threatened
Life Expectancy: 10 years
They can stay underwater for up to four minutes.
They are the most widely distributed of all the otter species.
A male otter is called a dog, the female a bitch & the young a pup, whelp or kit.