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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SDSU chapter.

An animal that I’ve loved for years is sea otters. They have always been one of my favorite animals to visit at the San Diego Zoo (one of my favorite places ever). These fuzzy creatures are so fun to watch as they zoom around their habitats because of their curious nature. We can learn a lot from these little guys.  

What I love most about otters is their curious, adventurous and creative nature. The largest member of the weasel family is one of the only mammals that is capable of using tools. They find creative solutions for getting things done. Otters often use rocks or other small, sharp objects to split open mussels, clams or crabs so they can eat them. 

With finals coming up, we all have a lot we need to get done. I believe we can learn from otters to achieve our goals. We all need to find new, creative ways to study, get organized, and finish assignments before the end of the school year. 

Despite this being a busy time, I think it is still important to have fun and make the most of the end of the year. Otters are very playful animals who love to adventure and have fun. They are very social animals with strong friendships within their rafts or herds. We should reflect their curious nature by spending more time going out and doing something fun with our friends, like watching a movie, going shopping, maybe even going to the zoo. 

By far one of the cutest things that otters do is hold hands when they sleep. This is so they don’t drift apart while they are asleep, but it’s also because of their love for each other. Like otters, we should cherish the people we love, especially our friends. We need to make sure we don’t drift apart from them. As finals approach and we are sent out to drift in the big sea that finals week, it’s important to hold those that we care about close to get us through those dark times. Good luck everyone!

I am a freshman at San Diego State Univeristy. My major is English with a focus on sing subject teaching in the hopes of becoming a high school teacher. I love to read and recently discovered a love for writing too. I’m very excited to be a writer this year for Her Campus.