BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 12985

An introduction to otters

An introduction to otters
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Key Info
  • An introduction to otters
  • Duration: 01:13
  • Steve Backshall from the CBBC series Live 'n' Deadly introduces the otter as one of the UK's favourite mammals. Underwater hunting behaviour is seen and its typical daily diet is described in detail. Steve ends by briefly describing the success of otter conservation programmes in the UK.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Feeding Relationships

  • Keywords: otter, feeding, hunting, predator, prey, adaptations, crabs, fish, octopus
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could be asked to describe how otters are adapted to catch prey, or asked to put otters into a food chain or food web.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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