While some species of otter are endangered, others are not. The otter used for fur nowadays are American and Canadian inland otter. Like most aquatic animals, it has a sleek, flat, lustrous fur with dense underfur.
Its natural color is brown, and it wears well. Otter may be left natural or plucked and sheared, giving it a variety of looks.
Otter, because of its sturdy wear and good looks, makes attractive sports furs and appeals to men as well as women.