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Last Updated: Wednesday April 13 2011 13:12 GMT

Otters

Otter quiz!

How much do you know about otters? Take Newsround's quiz to find out!

Otter

1.) Question 1

Which type of animal is an otter?

Otter
  1. A reptile
  2. A mammal
  3. A fish

2.) Question 2

How many different species of otter are there?

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  1. 25
  2. 7
  3. 12

3.) Question 3

* nosed otter

  1. Hairy
  2. Long
  3. Spotty

4.) Question 4

At what age can otters start to swim?

Otter
  1. 1 month
  2. 2 months
  3. 3 months

5.) Question 5

What is an otters favourite snack?

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  1. Grass
  2. Cheese
  3. Fish

6.) Question 6

Smooth * otter

  1. coated
  2. clawed
  3. tailed

7.) Question 7

What is a baby otter called?

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  1. A kitten
  2. A pup
  3. A calf

8.) Question 8

What are a group of otters called?

Otters
  1. A family
  2. A party
  3. A herd

9.) Question 9

Spotted * otter

  1. eared
  2. necked
  3. tailed

10.) Question 10

How long can an otter swim underwater for?

Otter
  1. 4 minutes
  2. 14 minutes
  3. 40 seconds

Answers

  1. Otters are mammals but they love to be in the water!
  2. Experts reckon that there are 12 different types of otter so you can see them almost everywhere around the world!
  3. Hairy nosed otters are one of the rarest species of the creature!
  4. Otters can swim after they are only 2 months old!
  5. Otters love to feast on fish, and occasionally the odd frog!
  6. Smooth coated otters are only found in India and Southeast Asia.
  7. A baby otter is called a pup or a whelp!
  8. A group of otters are normally called a family or sometimes a raft!
  9. Spotted necked otters can only be found in a few countries in the south west of Africa!
  10. Otters can hold their breath underwater for up to four minutes!

Your Score

0 - 3 : Oh no!

4 - 6 : Not too bad...

7 - 10 : Otterly brilliant!