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For the pet counterpart, see Pet Otter.


The Otter is a members-only land and ocean animal.

Default Appearance[]

The Otter appears with a slender figure, dark umber-color for the top color, and a beige-colored underside, with black paw pads. The otter's face has pure black eyes, a wide upside-down triangular black nose, a spiky hair-tuft on the forehead, a black mouth, and short white whiskers. It has rectangular ears on each side of its head.



Acts Description
They sit on their hind legs, bringing their forepaws to their chest.
They stand on their hind legs and slide left and right, clapping their paws.
They lie down, their paws tucked in.
They hop up and down, leaning forward slightly.
They pull three fish from behind them, juggle the fish, then throw the fish into the air, where they all fall into the otter's open mouth.


Acts Description
They float upright, slowly paddling their paws.
They swim left and right, swinging their paws around them.
They dive in a backward backflip, then swim back up to their original position.
They swim in a circle, bobbing their head up and down. They alternate between swimming slowly and quickly.
They throw a fish upward, do a backflip, then float upright, watching the fish circle them. They then flip forward, grab the fish, then pull it toward them.


The Otter was initially released on August 21, 2014, in the Diamond Shop and returns annually during the spring months. It was most recently released on May 2, 2024, in the Diamond Shop and will leave on August 2, 2024.

Release History Details
OriginArrival DateDeparture Date
Diamond ShopAugust 21, 20142015
Diamond ShopMarch 3, 2016August 3, 2017
Spring BundleMarch 29, 2018April 30, 2018
Diamond ShopMay 7, 2019October 4, 2019
World Oceans BundleJune 1, 2019July 1, 2019
Nurturing Vet BundleMay 7, 2020June 4, 2020
Diamond ShopMay 19, 2020August 14, 2020
Spring Pool Party BundleMay 6, 2021June 3, 2021
Diamond ShopAugust 5, 2021September 3, 2021
Diamond ShopMay 5, 2022July 22, 2022
Beachfront Getaway BundleMay 4, 2023June 1, 2023
Diamond ShopMay 2, 2024August 2, 2024
  • It was released on March 29, 2018, and June 1, 2019, as a promotional gift.


  • The addition of Otters was hinted at on the Jamaa Journal through clues—letters at the top-left of the pages that, when put together, spelled 'OTTER'—on July 23, 2014. They were later officially confirmed as a new animal on August 8, 2014.
    • Otters' inclusion was leaked, seemingly unintentionally, prior on June 12, 2014. The "Choose an Animal" menu, specifically when accessed after attempting to join an ocean room without an ocean animal, listed an animal with a photograph of an otter's face superimposed onto the artwork for the Octopus as an option. The icon for it was a Giraffe with handwritten blue text reading 'otter' and a drawing of waves underneath layered over.[1][2]
  • Otters are the first land and ocean animal to be sold in Diamond Shop, the second being the Polar Bear.
  • The Otters were said to be "traveling" on May 28, 2015, when they were removed from the Diamond Shop.
  • Otters are the third animal to have an eating action.
  • The color of their fish (using the :play: command) depends on the color of their fur. Similarly, if the otter is sitting in mud when the :play: command is executed, the fish juggled will be covered in mud. This also goes for the Arctic Fox.
  • Like some other animals before them, they have their own short film: Otterly Fun.
  • They are the first animals to have their own Minibook.
  • It was announced on February 18 in the Jamaa Journal that they will be making their return soon.
  • There is a glitch when wearing the Bat Mask and using the :play: command; the fish the otter eats will be magenta and black, regardless of the otter's colors.
  • There are some plushies based on this animal such as the Otter Plushie and the Giant Otter Plushie.
  • When a Clover Blanket is worn on an Otter while it is playing, the fish changes to the color of the blanket.
  • If the Seashell Necklace is worn on the Otter underwater, stripes will appear instead of the swirl.
  • It was obtainable via purchasing a membership during the month of June in 2019, it came with the World Oceans Bundle.
  • It was available in the Nurturing Vet Bundle.


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