Infrared Zoo Gallery - Otter


Infrared Otter

Otters are covered by a coat of thick hairs which lies over a dense undercoat of fur that helps them stay "water proof". This fur keeps them warm by trapping their body heat. The otter's eyes and ears shine brightly in the infrared while its tail is the coolest area. The darkest areas on the otter's body are places where its fur is thickest.

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