Paleontologists working in China have uncovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of ancient otter. Weighing 110 pounds, these fearsome predators were among the largest otters to have ever lived.
While attempting to take a picture, a zoo-goer at the Red River Zoo in Fargo dropped an OtterBox-equipped iPhone into the otter exhibit. An actual otter promptly destroyed the OtterBox and the iPhone.
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.
Well isn't this just adorable? Asian small-clawed otters got their hands on a keyboard at the National Zoo and started pounding away at the keys to make music that actually sounds like a Hitchcock movie soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann.
Thought crocodiles and alligators were the kings of the river? Otters and pythons don't agree at all. This image sequence from the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Reserve—spotted by PourMeCoffee—shows an otter killing a juvenile gator. Hell yeah. Otters are not that cute when they are pissed off, right?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ready to bow down to the otters as they slowly but inexorably take over our planet with their new grasp on human technology? No? What, you thought maybe it was going to be the dolphins?