Rest in peace to a true zoo legend.
When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.
They are offering at least $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.
Answer: Yes, on a local scale, California citizens can directly help fund sea otter research and conservation by purchasing
No Need for Scuba to See These Creatures of the Sea - Section III, All Aboard for Fish in Water: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 15
The 200-strong Rock Islands group, verdant hummocks rising out of the western Pacific in Palau, dot a huge palette of innumerable
"It’s scary to know there’s something out there in the wild that we may or may not be able to do anything about."
The panorama from the tiny 19-seater Beechcraft turboprop for the half-hour hop to Homer from Anchorage is magnificent.
We're all rooting for you, 681! May your infectious spirit be an inspiration to us all. The pup is said to be making good
Everyone needs a balanced meal -- even these two Asian short-clawed otters. The otters' diet is varied, however, and Gaster
Oswald and Juno are expected to be on view for the public this summer. Until then, enjoy the photos above of the pair acclimating
After the spill, middle-aged otters died at a higher-than-normal rate - a trend that has since reverted to the pre-spill
DAY 7: At sea, our second day, sipping coffee on the verandah off our cabin, Carolyn spots them first. One, two, then half