Female sea otters carry their pups on their bellies while they nurse, providing their young with 20-25% fat milk for up to 6 months.
Female sea otters carry their pups on their bellies while they nurse. They have two mammae and their milk is 20 to 25% fat. Pups are weaned at around 6 months of age but start to eat solid foods shortly after birth.
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• Sources | (Allegra & Gunderson 2012; Estes, 1980; Lockwood, 2006; Nowak, 1999; Paine, 1993)
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