Nature’s Mothers: The Sea Otter

Sea otters are renowned for having some of the most devoted mothers in the animal kingdom. Not only do sea otter mothers do all of the work when it comes to rearing baby otters, but they also direct almost all of their attention to their pup.

A typical day for a mother-pup duo involves a lot of floating, hand-holding, and learning — mother sea otters teach their pups how to swim, dive, forage, and groom. After about six months to a year, the pup is ready to go off on its own, but the bond it has with its mother is never forgotten.

Watch the video to see an endearing sea otter mother-pup pair in action.

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