Otters have earned the reputation of being one of the most adorable animals on the internet, and deservingly so. Even though otters are predators in the wild, they possess a natural talent for striking some of the cutest, funniest, and most photogenic poses for the camera.

There are quite a number of various otter types, with European otters, sea otters, and river otters probably being the most well-known ones. Otters are frolic by nature and like to play with their young ones in the water. Baby otters, who are called pups by the way, learn to swim when they are around two months old. It is always lots of fun watching them play with each other. 

Otter fur helps them stay warm and dry underwater, and even contributes to their ability to float. Unfortunately, it is also considered highly valuable among people, and that’s why otters have been hunted for many centuries, leading to some species being in danger of extinction. 

You have probably seen many photos of sea otters holding hands while sleeping. Not only does this look sweet, but it is also a means of survival. Otters hold hands and entangle themselves in seaweed to make sure they don’t drift away from the group in their sleep. 

We have collected some of the best pictures of cute otters on the internet that are sure to bring a smile on your face and make you go “Aww, look at this little cutie!” Which one is your favorite?

#1

A Zookeeper Gave This Baby Otter A Sock To Keep Warm. She Later Turned It Into A Onesie With Holes For The Hands, Feet, And Tail

A Zookeeper Gave This Baby Otter A Sock To Keep Warm. She Later Turned It Into A Onesie With Holes For The Hands, Feet, And Tail

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K- THULU
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5 days ago

Awwww' lil otter beans....

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#2

This Baby Otter Drinking Milk

This Baby Otter Drinking Milk

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

That little tail up is so stinking cute!

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#3

Baby Otter Taking A Nap

Baby Otter Taking A Nap

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Mama naps are the best!

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#4

Baby Otter Sees Something

Baby Otter Sees Something

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Edda Kamphues
Community Member
5 days ago

OMG

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#5

Otter Showing It's Pebble To Everyone

Otter Showing It's Pebble To Everyone

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Sky
Community Member
5 days ago

That little smile ☺️

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#6

My Boyfriend's Reaction When The Otter Let Him Rub Her Belly

My Boyfriend's Reaction When The Otter Let Him Rub Her Belly

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Christopher Bowers
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5 days ago

I think everyone would have that reaction gettong to give an otter a belly rub!

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#7

Mother Sacrifices Her Firstborn To A Vengeful God

Mother Sacrifices Her Firstborn To A Vengeful God

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tw 72
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4 days ago (edited)

"I made this. You can look but you can't touch."

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#8

Blessed Otter

Blessed Otter

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

The hat speaks the truth! (aside from being photo shopped, still adorable) 🥰

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#9

A Baby Otter From A Zoo I Visited

A Baby Otter From A Zoo I Visited

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Sky
Community Member
5 days ago

He is like hello

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#10

Baby Otter

Baby Otter

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Eddie Miller
Community Member
5 days ago

Otter the Grouch

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#11

Otterly Adorable

Otterly Adorable

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K- THULU
Community Member
5 days ago

And.....my heart just melted....

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#12

Baby Otter

Baby Otter

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Nom nom nom

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#13

An Incredible Five Otter Pups Have Been Born At Auckland Zoo

An Incredible Five Otter Pups Have Been Born At Auckland Zoo

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Boopable bowl

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#14

How Can You Have A Bad Weekend After Seeing Bixby's Furry Face?

How Can You Have A Bad Weekend After Seeing Bixby's Furry Face?

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Ent Hugger
Community Member
4 days ago

i can't!

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#15

Is It Snack Time Already?

Is It Snack Time Already?

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Look! A rare pack of waterproof sea cats has arrived!

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#16

Dreaming About A Snack

Dreaming About A Snack

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GlassHalfWay
Community Member
4 days ago

Blep

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#17

Otter And His Bae

Otter And His Bae

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Cassi Lyris
Community Member
4 days ago

Great picture, Bongnazi...

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#18

Sea Otter At The Vet

Sea Otter At The Vet

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Sky
Community Member
5 days ago

Why is it so flufffy

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#19

Otter In A Hat

Otter In A Hat

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Mitsuki
Community Member
4 days ago

I think its closer to otter in a bonnet but still totally adorable.

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#20

I Work At A Tropical Zoo In Denmark, Our Otter Family Got A Bit Bigger This Week

I Work At A Tropical Zoo In Denmark, Our Otter Family Got A Bit Bigger This Week

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 days ago

Those babies are precious

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#21

A Baby Otter Stole My Friend's Keys

A Baby Otter Stole My Friend's Keys

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

They are her keys now. You have to let your friend move in because she’s never getting them back.

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#22

A Cute Otter Puppy

A Cute Otter Puppy

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
4 days ago

Ah, just anotter day...

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#23

Baby Sea Otter

Baby Sea Otter

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 days ago

Tiny doll

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#24

Hands-On Experience With An Otter

Hands-On Experience With An Otter

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 days ago

Aww that tiny hand

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#25

My 10 Year Old Took This Otter Photo

My 10 Year Old Took This Otter Photo

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 days ago

Boop

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#26

Baby Otter Wrapped In Baby Blanket

Baby Otter Wrapped In Baby Blanket

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Bouche Clay
Community Member
4 days ago

I'm hiding.

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#27

These Towels Are Sooo Comfy

These Towels Are Sooo Comfy

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Willow2
Community Member
4 days ago

Aww the lil face

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#28

Cute Otter At Rescue Centre Near Me

Cute Otter At Rescue Centre Near Me

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Murder mittens? I don’t care. I still want to squish his fuzzy cuteness.

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#29

This Baby Otter In A Tub

This Baby Otter In A Tub

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Bouche Clay
Community Member
4 days ago

Someone wants to go swimming.

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#30

Most Recently An Otter Cub Was Brought To Us

Most Recently An Otter Cub Was Brought To Us

He was found circling in a pond, and after a quick health check was swiftly returned to see if mum would come back for him. Unfortunately, she had long gone, so came into our care for a few days before being taken to UK Otter Trust, where he was paired with another otter similar in size and is due for release in the next couple of weeks!! The Eurasian otter is found all across the UK. Sadly, they are classified as Near Threatened due to the pollution of our rivers, habitat destruction, and fishing. Otters can get caught in fishing nets or lines, which causes restriction injuries or can even drown them. Please dispose of your fishing equipment responsibly, you can refer to the Angling Trusts & RSPCA's guidance on correct disposal methods, this will not only help otters but all marine life affected by this potentially lethal litter. Otters are actually a fantastic sign a river is healthy and has plenty of fish stocks! So protecting them and their habitat will have a positive impact on the entire food chain, including us!! If you find an otter cub alone, do not approach (unless injured), monitor from a distance and if mum does not return, you can ring the UK Otter Trust directly or contact us for further guidance and advice.

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Nathan Pogorzala
Community Member
5 days ago

Take your used/snipped monofilament home for disposal. Tippet is very fine and will get into fish and wildlife easily. Don't be a scumbag.

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#31

It's Baxter And Ryer's Birthday Tomorrow

It's Baxter And Ryer's Birthday Tomorrow

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Pillowhead
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4 days ago

I just want to boop the cute little noses

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#32

Funny Fact: Usually Hazel And Pushan Can Destroy 200-300 Plastic Balls Per Month

Funny Fact: Usually Hazel And Pushan Can Destroy 200-300 Plastic Balls Per Month

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tw 72
Community Member
4 days ago

"And I'd do it again."

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#33

Bath Time

Bath Time

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Oh my gawd, Becky! Look at her butt!

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#34

Mocha Looks Like A Baby Dinosaur

Mocha Looks Like A Baby Dinosaur

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

Rawr!

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#35

Cute Otter

Cute Otter

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SoaringEagle
Community Member
4 days ago

Little hot dog of love!

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#36

Otter Kits

 Otter Kits

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Cassi Lyris
Community Member
4 days ago

You brought enough for everyone, right?

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#37

Tazzy Says Hello

Tazzy Says Hello

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 days ago

Hello cutie pie

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#38

Comfy

Comfy

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Cassi Lyris
Community Member
4 days ago

Slpooty booty.

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#39

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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just another teen
Community Member
4 days ago

no officer im not drunk

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#40

I Took This Picture Of A Yawning Otter. Hopefully Otters Aren't Too Played Out Around Here

I Took This Picture Of A Yawning Otter. Hopefully Otters Aren't Too Played Out Around Here

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Lauren S
Community Member
4 days ago

He looks like a tween covering their ears and screaming “I can’t here you!” I would still snuggle tho!

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