There are 13 different species of otter around the world, so knowing your Amazonian from your Eurasian otter - the only otter found in Britain and continental Europe - can come in quite handy, especially as our otters are recovering from the brink of extinction. The RSPB Spotlight: Otters by Nicola Chester tells you all you need to know about them, starting with the places you may spot an otter in the UK such as Cornwall.
Going in to detail about all the different aspects of otter life, the book details their agility in their natural habitat as they seamlessly glide through the water, with their boundless energy, or explaining about their past and how, in the 50s, their populations dimissed. Separated into easy to read sections suitable for all the family, RSPB Spotlight: Otters helps readers to understand our cute, hairy friends who, since 1978, have been legally protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Conservation's of Habitats and Species Regulations. Otter spotting tips can also be found inside the 128 page fact book, encouraging you to take binoculars, wear dark clothes and to not wear perfume or aftershave, all in the hopes of spotting an otter.
A fun, informative guide to everything you need to know, Nicola Chester invites you in to the otter world, whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a lover of animals or an otter expert. Ten chapters of otter information will be fun for all the family next time you visit a hot spot.
RSPB Spotlight Otters by Nicola Chester, published by Bloomsbury, is available at www.bloomsbury.com, RRP £9.99.
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