• Sea Otter

    Sea otters are one of several species of mammals that undergo delayed implantation that allows for birth under favorable conditions and produces varied gestation times.

  • Sea Otter

    Because sea otter’s don’t have insulating fat, their reddish brown fur consists of two layers and is the densest of all mammals with about 100,000 hairs/cm².

  • Sea Otter

    Starting at 2 months of age, sea otters are capable of diving to depths of at least 45 m., but prefer coastal waters up to 30 m. deep to find food easier.

  • Sea Otter

    Cat and opossum feces travel to storm drains via runoff and toilet disposal, eventually coming into contact with sea otters and infecting them with deadly apicomplexan protozoan parasites that cause encephalitis.

  • Sea Otter

    Sea otters communicate with 9 vocalizations and each otter has its own distinct scent that convey identity, age, and sex.

  • Sea Otter

    The maximum estimated lifespan of sea otters is 23 years in the wild.

  • Sea Otter

    Sea otters consume 20-25% of their body weight each day, eating 3-4 times a day, and tend to be specialized in their choice of prey.

  • Sea Otter

    Sea otters are polygynous, with males having multiple female partners throughout the year.

  • Sea Otter

    Because male sea otters hold the female’s head or nose with their jaws during copulation, many females have visible face scars.

  • Sea Otter

    Sea otters are diurnal with crepuscular peaks in foraging activity and spend 15-55% of their time foraging, depending on food availability.

Do you think you know the sea otter? Test your knowledge of sea otter FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

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Do you think you know the slender-snouted-crocodile? Test your knowledge of slender-snouted crocodile FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Slender-Snouted Crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus)

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Do you think you know the crested porcupine? Test your knowledge of crested porcupine FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)

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Do you think you know the tiger shark? Test your knowledge of tiger shark FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

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With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 starting, the 3rd annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade has concluded! This year, 18 different artists participated, helping to spread cheer throughout the season. Each artist created artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant, secret Santa style. With a variety of media and styles, it was a pleasure to view each entry and every artist received a surprise gift in return. Thanks… Read More

Do you think you know the red fox? Test your knowledge of red fox FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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Do you think you know the curl-crested araçari? Test your knowledge of curl-crested araçari FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Curl-Crested Araçari (Pteroglossus beauharnaisii)

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Do you think you know the barn swallow? Test your knowledge of barn swallow FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Sarah

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer!

Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork yourself, “Secret Santa” style!

Do you think you know the leopard? Test your knowledge of leopard FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

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Do you think you know the spotted hyaena? Test your knowledge of spotted hyaena FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)

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Do you think you know the butterfly viper? Test your knowledge of butterfly viper FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Butterfly Viper (Bitis nasicornis)

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