Our joyful river otter squiggles with delight when you work its mouth, head and tail with the movement of your hands. This two-handed puppet features handsome chestnut fur and detailed webbing on his leathery feet.
Facts of Interest:
River otters are found in most parts of the United States and Canada. Nocturnal and shy, they are rarely seen.
An otter can hold its breath for four minutes underwater. A long tail and webbed feet help it swim. Its fur is water-repellent.
On frozen lakes, otter move fast with a series of three small jumps and a glide. They also love to slide down snowy slopes on their bellies.
Otters are endangered in many places due to over-hunting for their fur, problems with pollution, and other damage to lakes and rivers.