Scientific name: Lutra lutra
Average lifespan: 5-10 years
Did you know…?
The otter population in much of Britain and Europe underwent a sudden and catastrophic decline in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, otters are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and their future is much brighter.
How you can help…
To help protect our resident otters, the anchoring of boats and access to sensitive areas is restricted.