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Orphaned Otter Rescued

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O1The 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.

 

Hannah

Nature Correspondent (Primary)

Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

2 Responses to Orphaned Otter Rescued

  1. Radvile March 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Aww, thats so nice for saving a baby otter, and looking after it until it’s 1st birthday. Keep on helping that otter! P.S So Kawaii!

  2. Darcey and Laura April 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

    So cute!
    Great article.