Why Are Otters So Playful?
River otters, which are different than sea otters, are some of the most playful otters of the bunch. They’re seen splish-splashing all around the river, enjoying themselves to the fullest. River otters are built to swim and have legs and feet that help propel them in the water. They also have visible ears, swim belly down, and use their webbed feet to paddle in the rivers. Their play isn’t only for enjoyment, though, it serves a purpose. “All that play is beneficial for the otters too. These playful behaviors help the otters learn important survival skills such as hunting techniques, how to mark their territory with their scent and how to develop social bonds” (Reconnect With Nature).