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Most river otter species are monogamous and mate for life. So those cute pictures of otter couples you see, they may just be together forever.

Most river otter species are monogamous and mate for life. So those cute pictures of otter couples you see, they may just be together forever.

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Vinura
Vinura
4 months ago

Why must the humans sleep on their backs when they have perfectly good tummies to sleep on?

Edit: Some people dont realise it’s a South Park reference

phoenixliv
phoenixliv
4 months ago

River otters bein all monogamists while sea otters are um… very not. River otters are the best! So smart and adorable!!!

Iobsterclaw
Iobsterclaw
4 months ago

The link lists several animals that are “monogamous for life”, including bald eagles. There is a documented nest of polygamous eagles at the same nest site over multiple years. One female lost her first mate, then had two attending males over multiple breeding seasons and all three came back the following year.

Often times there is confusion in this type of article about “mating for life” vs partners over multiple years. As a human its really cool to see animals stay together through multiple breeding seasons, it mirrors our family structure. But in reality many animals, just like us, are capable of finding another mate if things unfortunately don’t work out.

Personally that seems much better than imagining an eagle alone for the rest of their life, no matter what, if they lose their mate. Forever alone.

Link: https://www.audubon.org/news/a-rare-bald-eagle-trio-two-dads-and-mom-captivates-webcam-fans

FarekhAhlVanat
FarekhAhlVanat
4 months ago

We all wish we could find our significant otter

friendlessboob
friendlessboob
4 months ago

“This my ride or die”

-these otters

yeeyeekoo
yeeyeekoo
4 months ago

This warms my soul 😖

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4 months ago

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puddlesnsnakes
puddlesnsnakes
4 months ago
angeliqueV78
angeliqueV78
4 months ago

You otter love me forever ….lol I had too…

OzzieBloke777
OzzieBloke777
4 months ago

Well isn’t this just splendid? It sure is! River otters are just so darn cute. And they hold hands! Just like people do. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were more like river otters though? I think so.

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freezingpyro
freezingpyro
4 months ago

Do all monogamous couples hog the bed? Lefty’s gonna fall off.

ilovekittys69
ilovekittys69
4 months ago

Goals 🥺

DennyMilk
DennyMilk
4 months ago

Second fact: that’s smaller than you.

-Listening
-Listening
4 months ago

How can something be this cute

poker-_-
poker-_-
4 months ago

otterlicious

darby-dev
darby-dev
4 months ago

[Here’s an invasive species monitoring group.

-Listening
-Listening
4 months ago

Actually a lot of engine noise.

autodripcatnip
autodripcatnip
4 months ago

But wait… theres more!!!

adavid02
adavid02
4 months ago

Otters still have Rule 34.

Money-Ticket
Money-Ticket
4 months ago

There are a bunch of weird Japanese people on youtube with channels dedicates to their pet otters. Just saying.

ZippZappZippty
ZippZappZippty
4 months ago

Was worth it for Bush, not for love.

FighterLuckless
FighterLuckless
4 months ago

Quick question, is it legal to have an otter as a pet?

phoenixliv
phoenixliv
4 months ago

Have you seen [this](https://youtu.be/e-7UbU45a1U) video of river otter defending their river from a caiman?

Zoomee123
Zoomee123
4 months ago

Got me thinking, what if one otter just disappeared from the other otters life, and that otter would know where the love of their life went.

Walk1000Miles
Walk1000Miles
4 months ago

Sigh! How romantic 💜!

RusticSurgery
RusticSurgery
4 months ago

Forever? That’s a mighty long lifespan!

AnOtterInShades
AnOtterInShades
4 months ago

Hell yeah. Otters are the best

deathmetalmedic
deathmetalmedic
4 months ago

They forsake all otters.

jakethedumbmistake
jakethedumbmistake
4 months ago

Literally what an evil contortion of language.

LauraRWEST
LauraRWEST
4 months ago

So only sea otters are rapey??

TacobellSauce1
TacobellSauce1
4 months ago

Most birds don’t we all?

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