baby otter gets a friend thanks to Secret World carers
tiny baby otter rescued in the storms last month is alone no longer,
thanks to the work of wildlife carers in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
named after Storm Imogen, now has another otter as a friend at
Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, and the two are
getting along famously.
was rescued in Gloucestershire after her holt was flooded, and
her mother was nowhere to be seen. Her finder managed to get Immy
to safety but sadly he was unable to rescue her sibling.
carer Josie has been caring for Immy at Secret World and says:
"I was worried about her being on her own. Otters naturally
grow up in groups, and they need other otters for company."
a call came in from Wiltshire about an otter cub who had been
seen alone out in the cold. The finder watched and waited for
some time, knowing it would be better for the cubs mother
to care for her. When she didnt return, the little otter
was brought to Secret World. Hes been named Storm.
really sad that Storm lost his mother too," Josie told Burnham-On-Sea.com,
"but its been great for Immy to have a brother. Storms
about a week younger than Immy and they get on really well."
bath time and feeding, they go to bed. They snuggle up together
and they also love Fred their toy otter they really miss
Fred when I need to take him away for a wash!"
can learn more about Secret Worlds work to rescue, rehabilitate
and release orphaned wildlife at a special open weekend this Easter.
World will be open to the public on 25, 26, 27 and 28 March, offering
a unique opportunity to learn about the orphaned badger cubs being
reared at the centre. Visitors can enjoy wildlife talks, craft
stalls, family activities and food.
is free but donations are very welcome. Find out more at www.secretworld.org/badger-bonanza-2016