31 MAY 2023- WORLD OTTER DAY

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This holiday is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May of every year.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Otters are beautiful, playful animals that live in wetlands across the world.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Otters are beautiful, playful animals that live in wetlands across the world.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

This holiday was established in 2014, by the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) in the UK.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

It is a “World” holiday event, as otters exist on all continents except Antarctica and Australia.

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All thirteen species are on the Red List of Endangered species.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Otters are aquatic mammals with webbed feet, making them excellent swimmers.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Otters are members of the weasel family, and dwell on every continent, except Antarctica and Australia.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Otters spend most of their time in the water. Otters live up to 16 years. They are carnivores.

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Their diet consists of fish, crawfish, mollusks, frogs, small reptiles, and mammals.

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Species are declining due to habitat destruction, reduction of prey, roadkill, and illegal trade for fur and as pets..

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The observance started in 2009 as Otterly Mad Week, became International Otter Awareness Day in 2014 and in 2016 it evolved into the World Otter Day.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

This day was created by the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) to raise awareness of the importance of otters

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

With the exception of North America, where their population is fairly stable, otters are decreasing in numbers all around the world.

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Some reasons for decrease in numbers -  – Loss of habitat – Pollution of habitat – Trapping by humans for their pelts

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31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

Celebrate and Participate in World Otter Day - 1. help to preserve their natural habitat. 2. support organizations that strive to do research on otters 3. Become an otter spotter

31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

FACTS:- 1. About 90% of all sea otters live on the coast of Alaska. 2. use rocks to open clams and carry them around in case they are needed. 3. Sea otters can hold their breath for five minutes and river otters can hold theirs for eight.  

31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

FACTS:- 4. Sea otters lack any blubber, so their thick, dense water-resistant fur keeps them warm. 5. Scientists believe they may be able to determine the sex, age, and reproductive status of an otter just by studying its dung. 

31 MAY 2023 - WORLD OTTER DAY

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