Otters are part of the Mustelid family which also includes ferrets, weasels, badgers, skunks and minks. There are 13 species of otter worldwide, and every continent of the world is home to at least one species of otter except Australia and Antarctica. Otters have been on earth for 30 million years.
Fact about Otters
There are 13 different species of otter in the world today. The Asian Small-clawed Otter is the smallest at only 90cm in length, and the Giant Otter of Brazil is the largest at a staggering 180 cm in length.