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208188 No.26  

""Old Mama" was the first mother whose family I studied in detail. From 1986 to 1991, she gave birth to 22 pups. Ol' Mom was a paragon of motherhood, totally dedicated to her young. I've never seen any female of any species work more dutifully to raise her little ones. Old Mama genuinely loved her pups. She cried for days after her lastborn yearling daughter was killed. Subsequently, the old matriarch lost the will to live, and she died of self-imposed starvation in July, 1992."
By J Scott Shannon https://otters.net/pg2.html
What a story. Really shows the strength of motherhood even in animals.

>> No.27  

The more I read about otters, the more I appreciate them. I remember one story from the prominent Singaporean otter families. The elder mother of a family got old and lost her teeth, so all the other otters brought her the softest pieces of fish to eat. It just warms your heart.

>> No.67  

Otters are the good guys

>> No.786  

Otters have such big hearts, you would never expect this softness from such a predator.

>> No.793  

>>786 How does such a big heart fit in such a small animal?

>> No.796  

^ this

>> No.1170  
> 22 pups

Quite the busy otter.

>> No.1185  

We're bigger on the inside.

>> No.1195  

So cute

>> No.1196  

>>1195 anon, did you read the post?

>> No.1949  

"An otter's cub was captured and confined in the stableyard of a house near a river where the mother had been hunted during the day. At night, in company with her other cub, she came to the yard and tried to liberate the little captive, but without success. At dawn she withdrew to the river, where she was again hunted, but after several hours’ pursuit managed to escape. Nothing daunted, she returned at nightfall to the yard and once more endeavoured to free her cub, but with no better result than before. It is pleasant to read that after such heroic conduct on the part of the poor beast, the hunter's heart softened and the whelp restored."

  • Article in the Monthly Review (June 1906) by J. C. Tregarthen