Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Art on Products - Swimming Otters

We were at a zoo of sorts when I saw them. They were swimming, their fur sleeked back as they came up out of the water. They rolled, they played, they swam up to shore.I was enthralled to see these two swimming otters.

I got a top view from this one.

I got a side view of the other one.

Otters are mammals that belong to the weasel family. Weasels are known for being slender carnivores with brownish fur. In northern regions, the brownish fur turns white in the winter.

Otters live mostly in the water, but they can come to shore to rest or to sleep. However, they can also sleep in the water while laying on their backs.

Otters may also be getting ready for a meal when they're on their backs. They'll use hard tools, like rocks, to smash open their hard shell sea critter dinner.

Sea otter mothers give birth while in the water. They also nurse their young while laying on their backs.

Kids can learn about otters through this story book written for children.

You can learn more about their habits, habitats, and life cycles in this book. It is also suitable for young learners.

Do you like otters? What do you think of them?

Cheryl Paton