A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OTTER

Wed, 9 Jun '21
Animal that's known to enjoy water slides
Fri, 23 Apr '21
Mammal that can hold its breath up to eight minutes
Thu, 8 Apr '21
A pup is a young one
Tue, 30 Mar '21
"Animal House" character named for an animal
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Animal known to "juggle" rocks