Sea Otter - PART ONLY
The sea otter once roamed the western coasts in vast numbers. Unfortunately, they were ruthlessly hunted for their fur. These interesting creatures are one of the very few animals that use tools; they will often use a flat stone to pry open or crack the clams, mussels, crabs and other shellfish that make up their diet. Their gestation period is 8-9 months, at which time a single pup is born. This, along with the fact that they breed only every other year, has contributed to their slowly growing numbers.