otter continues recovery with Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers
otter cub rescued earlier this year by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers
from Secret World Wildlife Rescue has been returned to the charitys
centre to continue its recovery with another otter.
otter, affectionately named by carers as 'Amore', was rescued by
the organisation back in February, as we reported
a period of recovery under the care of the team at Secret World
in East Huntspill, Amore was transferred to another animal care
centre to be paired with an orphaned otter.
has now been brought back to Secret World for the next stage of
its rehabilitation along with another orphaned otter called Amico.
decision to bring both of them back to Secret World was made after
the other animal rescue centre did not have the capacity to care
for both of them.
Kidner, Secret World Wildlife Rescues founder, pictured,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Otters are sociable animals and Amore
needed a friend to play with. After contacting other animal rescue
centres, we managed to find Amico to cohabit with Amore. Staff were
sad to say goodbye to her but knew how lonely she would be if kept
on her own."
are delighted to see Amore back with us. Having a friend and playmate
will enhance the rehabilitation of both animals and were pleased
to say theyre a good match!"
World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea boasts state-of-the-art
pre-release facilities for orphaned otters after it received a funding
grant in 2010 from W.F. Southall Trust. The facilities were designed
to care for the animals over a long period of time.
and Amico will continue to cohabit and recover together for the
next 18 months under the supervision of Burnham-On-Sea wildlife
carers from Secret World. Over that time, they will learn how to
swim and catch fish to ensure they are prepared for their release
they are ready to be released, the charity will find a suitable
and safe site for them.