Rare Otter Fossil Found in the Mexican Desert loading...
Rare Otter Fossil Found in the Mexican Desert
The newfound teeth may help solve a mystery about how the water-loving mammals made it across the continent six million years ago.
About Sea Otter

This aquatic member of the weasel family is found along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia. The sea otter spends most of its time in the water but, in some locations, comes ashore to sleep or rest. Sea otters have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Sea Otter

Scientific Name: Enhydra lutris

Type: Mammals

Diet: Carnivores

Average life span in the wild: Up to 23 years

Size: 4 ft

Weight: 65 lbs

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