Chicago Is Losing Its Shit Over This Rescued Baby Sea Otter

There is nothing cuter in the world than a baby otter cleaning its face. Nothing. If I could give birth to baby sea otters instead of baby people, I'd never stop being pregnant. I would be the Michelle Duggar of otter pups. As such, it makes perfect and absolute sense to me that the entirety of the city of Chicago is… » 11/06/14 10:10am 11/06/14 10:10am

Hero Otter Saves iPhone from Watery Depths

Jenny Lewis (not the Jenny Lewis), a staff member at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the U.K., accidentally dropped her iPhone into a tank of water occupied by Starsky, one of the sanctuary's resident otters. Rather than let it sink to the bottom or crack it open on his belly, Starsky retrieved the phone and politely… » 9/29/14 7:00pm 9/29/14 7:00pm

Baby River Otter Eeps Its Way Through First Check-up

Check-ups aren't any fun, and nobody knows this better than animals, for whom a checkup is an inexplicable nightmare of bright lights, prodding, cold tables, and thermometer sodomy. This baby river otter (his name is Molalla, but let's just go ahead and call him Squibbles) deals with his check-up pretty stoically,… » 3/24/13 1:30pm 3/24/13 1:30pm

Otter Enjoys Stacking Cups Until They Prove Adorably Frustrating

This otter enjoys stacking cups. Really, it enjoys treats, which its handlers cleverly hide in the bottom of three stackable cups. Once the otter uses its comically short arms to align and stack the cups, congratulations are in order, but otters are pretty sharp and this one seems to be waiting for something cooler… » 8/19/12 1:30pm 8/19/12 1:30pm

Tiny Otter Has a Very Adorable Strategy for Beating the Heat

Oh, no big deal, it's just a baby otter covering his eyes as he swims around. We have actually seen this little otter before, and it turns out he's the star of his own movie, Otter 501, about how he was rescued after he got separated from his mother and learned to make his way in the world. Ahh, he's so cute you… » 6/20/12 9:45pm 6/20/12 9:45pm