WHAT ARE HOLTS?

Otters sleep in underground homes called holts. A holt is usually found in the riverbank or built between rocks on a secluded coastline.

The holt is normally lined with grass, reeds and twigs. The female otter will give birth to her cubs within the safety of the holt.

An otter will normally give birth to two tiny cubs. Blind at birth they will begin to venture out of the holt when they are about 3 or 4 months old.
Otters nearly asleep in their holt

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