How to Draw an Otter

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw an otter in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about Otters

Otters are semi-aquatic mammals that inhabit five of the world’s seven continents. They do not live in Australia or Antarctica. There are 13 species of otters. Otters have been around for about 30 million years.

Did you know?

  • Otters are one of the few mammals that can use tools.
  • Otters are the only marine mammals that have fur instead of blubber (a layer of fat) to keep them warm.
  • Otters mostly eat fish and shellfish.
  • Otters are related to polecats, weasels, badgers, and wolverines. They belong to the family Mustelidae.
  • Baby otters, called pups, learn to swim when they are about two months of age. They live with their family until they are about a year old.
  • The average lifespan of otters is 16 years.

Sea otters dwell in the North Pacific Ocean, and they are the heaviest species of the Mustelidae family. Giant otters are the longest species of the family. They can grow to be as long as 5.6 feet. Most of them live alongside the Amazon River in South America. The oriental small-clawed otter is the smallest species of all otters. They weight about 2 to 12 pounds, and are between 28 and 39 inches long.

How to Draw an Otter – Step-by-Step Tutorial

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