The 🦦 meaning is Otter. A typical gray otter, as one knows it from the nature or from the zoo. On most platforms, he even grins at the viewer of the emojis. The otters – also called Wassermarder – are an amphibious living subfamily of martens. They mostly stay in waters. The otter emoji can be combined well with a visit to the zoo. For example, you might say, “I’m in the zoo right now 🦦” This emoji was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.