Sunday 22 September 2019

You need to see these adorable otters being released into the wild

These cuties will make your day.

An otter dives into the water (Colin Seddon/Scottish SPCA/PA)
An otter dives into the water (Colin Seddon/Scottish SPCA/PA)

By Taylor Heyman

Three orphaned otters have been released into the wild after more than nine months in care.

The adorable trio, named Stream, Eddie and Smoult, were orphaned at between eight and 10 weeks old and taken to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannshire to recover from their ordeal.

Otters released

They have now been released by the Scottish SPCA in a Scottish loch, but the location will be kept secret to protect the little siblings.

The cubs won’t be left completely alone, however. Shelter and support feeding has been provided for them, and camera traps will watch out for their progress.

Otters released

Otters were driven to near extinction throughout the UK between the 1950s and 1970s.

However, due to improvements in water quality and legal protection they can be seen once again in Scotland and other parts of the UK.

The charity has cared for 105 otters since opening the National Wildlife Centre in 2012, 96 of which were cubs.

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