Let's be honest, otters make the world infinitely cuter.
@TheDailyOtter account on twitter knows that and provides its users with daily photos of sea otters doing...Well, all these cute things that they usually do.
Stop the presses! This is simply the most darling thing we've seen in awhile!
Everyone loves when different species have somehow created a friendship, we've seen it many times and with a variety of different animals.
We have never seen Orangutans playing with otters, however! And our hearts are simply melting!
24-year-old Orangutan named Ujian is smitten with his little otterly adorable friends.
The pictures are from a zoo in Belgium, where the animals live together at Pairi Daiza zoo in Domaine du Cambron, as part of a program designed to maintain the primates' well-being in captivity.
Story via CNN
Whenever you need a little boost of happiness, you should visit @cutestOtters – the best way to cheer yourself up that we found online. This is a page that collects all the cutest otters photos and videos so make sure you visit it at least once a day, especially on a down day.
Seriously, how are otters so darn cute? They just seem so happy and cuddly -- ALWAYS.
If people could be more like that...well, maybe that would be a bit creepy. At least the cuddly part.
Here are 10 aww-dorable otters for all of us to gush over. You're very welcome.
Barn Hill Preserve in Louisana, US, let's you swim with adorable Asian small-clawed otters! Well, there are some restrictions. First, you must be at least 16 years, and second, you have to sign a waiver before your experience.
The swimming with otters experience is approx. 1 hour. This includes a portion of the tour, changing of clothes, orientation and about 35 minutes of pool time with the adorable otters. And the number of swims is limited so that this experience remains a very positive experience for the otters, as well as humans.
President and CEO of Barn Hill Preserve, John Ligon, talks about the work the preserve does for the animals, including; providing animal homes and helping macaws learn to fly so they can live out their 80 years in the Louisana Countryside. The preserve also contributes to the community, providing free educational programs to students, participating at an event hosted by the Dream Day Foundation which provides a fun-filled day for patients of St. Jude and their families. They also worked to rescue flying foxes that had been orphaned due to the record heatwave in Australia. And while they were in Australia, the preserve donated to the Tree Kangaroo Rescue and Conservation Centre.
Ligon also stresses the fact that the otters are never forced to do anything so that their entire experience is completely positive.
Sign us up!
Kotaro and Hana are two cute otters (male and female) living in Japan with their loving owner who documents their life together on a dedicated Instagram page and also on a very popular youtube channel. We have totally fallen in love with these two cuties and we're sure you will too once you'll get a chance to review their videos.
Huzzah! Another step in the right direction!
CITES is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals, and as of yesterday, in a meeting in Geneva, over 100 countries have voted to ban the trade in the smooth-coated otters and officially placing the otters onto the CITES most endangered list.
Story via France 24
And then the conversation got carried away and before we knew it -- Sean Astin Appreciation Day was born! And we're totally on board!
It all began when Twitter user @samxgrace posted some photos of Sean Astin adorably hanging out with a cuddly otter, but made the mistake of saying, "Sean Astin from 'Stranger Things'".
Check out the hilarious transition, from otters, to diapers, to an entire day dedicated to Sean Austin, below!
Get otter here! The Winnipeg Humane Society's emergency response team was called downtown to save a river otter that had taken refuge from the cold under a garbage bin near the University of Winnipeg. Shout out to the team who was able to rescue the poor river otter.