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Happy World Otter Day!

Today is World Otter Day. This is a day we draw attention to the plight of the world’s otters and raise awareness for their conservation needs.

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There are 13 species of otter worldwide, and they are all listed in the IUCN Red List and 12 are still declining in number.

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Otters are very special animals. They are wonderful to watch, they are indicators of a healthy ecosystem, and at least with the Sea Otter, they shape the very environment they live in.

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How you can help:

  • Make a donation to the many otter conservation organizations
  • Support your local zoo or aquarium and watch the otters there
  • Host an otter-themed party of your own
  • Buy some lovely otter-themed goods that support otter conservation
  • Spread the word about the importance of otters

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Together, we can be the driving force that saves the otters from the threats of this world.

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Happy World Otter Day!

 

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