otter cub recovering with Secret World wildlife carers
otter cub is recovering well after being rescued from a river
bank when she was flooded out of her holt during Storm Imogen
earlier this week.
cub, who has been called Immy after the storm, is currently being
cared for at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill near
cub was spotted washed up with her sibling on a river bank in
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire on Sunday February 7th.
two cubs were alone and crying, so the finder quickly called a
rescue centre in Wiltshire for help.
then went back to find the young cubs but they were gone
but the man did not give up on them, and began to search.
100 yards further down the river, he spotted the cubs on the bank
and after clambering down, he managed to rescue one of the cubs
and brought it up to safety. The other cub has not yet been found.
has gone to Secret World, where her carer, Josie Nott, is looking
been through a rough experience, but thanks to the quick actions
of her finder, Immy is doing really well now," Josie told
about six weeks old, we think. Im feeding her with a puppy
milk replacement every couple of hours, and although shes
lost some weight since being rescued, Im really pleased
that shes now putting it back on again."
a feisty little girl, and very playful and noisy with her high-pitched
peeping. At first she seemed anxious but now shes bright,
healthy and likes to give me a good nip."
otters usually move on to eating fish at about eight weeks so
were waiting for her to give us the sign that shes
ready," she added.
really hoping that her sibling will be found and they can be reunited."
are social creatures when young, and it is heart-breaking that
she is on her own at the moment."
likes to play, and its important that I spend time playing
with her as thats what shed be doing with her brothers
and sisters in the wild."