Before this in the documentary they have to move their den away from Caiman. One of the male Otters carried two pups holding one in mouth and the other in his paws, rotating them as he swam so they could both breathe.
This unassuming animal is motivational to me. Broadly speaking, if a beaver approached the other animals in the animal kingdom and said “I want to live on top of the water!” The other animals would laugh. But upon closer inspection, they are perfectly equipped to fulfill this task.
The pied wagtail is a delightful small, long-tailed and rather sprightly black and white bird. When not standing and frantically wagging its tail up and down it can be seen dashing about over lawns or car parks in search of food.
It frequently calls when in its undulating flight and often gathers at dusk to form large roosts in city centres.
I love corvids of all sorts, in particular magpies & crows. Love a big smart bird!
I for some reason have a big soft spot for common farm animals like cows, sheep etc. I guess they’re pet adjacent, but not commonly kept as actual pets so I’m counting it. Here’s some cute pics of a pair of local cows I took a little while back :
If I HAVE to go with just one, I gotta go with the Orchid mantis. She’s a big weird lanky bug, which is relatable, but she also rocks high-femme fashion while being a terrifying predator with swords for arms, which is aspirational.
I’ll add to the Corvid love. I really love Blue Jays. There is woods all around my house, and I love just watching all the birds fly around. They’re all so colorful, vivid, and sound beautiful this time of year.
There are so many others though that I really like. I’ll just list them instead of post a ton of pictures: Bull shark, Raccoon, Oppossum, and Pelican. All really cool in my book.