HOW DO OTTERS KEEP WARM?

The long stiff hairs on the otter´s coat, known as guard hairs, are coated with oil which repels water.

Underneath the guard hairs, closer to the skin, the otter has a dense layer of warm fur which keeps them warm whether on dry land or swimming underwater.
Otter


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