Orphaned Otter Rescued
The SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) rescued Dipper the Otter, who was found orphaned in a small Scottish village. She has now been taken in and is receiving great care.
The SSPCA spokesman said, “The gentleman who called us had noticed Dipper the night before but rightly left her alone to give her mum a chance to return.
“It was amazing that Dippy survived overnight.”
The staff at SSPCA thought ‘Dippy’ would be a good name for her.
She will stay in care until her 1st birthday, before getting released back into the wild. Sadly, no one knows what happened to Dippy’s parents.
The manager at SSPCA (Colin Seddon) told the BBC, “Dippy is on the road to full recovery.”
He added, “She is now stronger, feeding well from her bottle and wants to play, which we would expect for a cub of her age.”
You can find out more about Scotland’s otters here.
Nature Correspondent (Primary)
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy