Orphaned otter saved by Secret World

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 March 2018

Amore the otter cub.

Amore the otter cub.

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An orphaned otter cub has been rescued by volunteers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

They found the young cub, named Amore, hidden in reeds where she had been calling for her mother for hours.

Amore’s calls were becoming weaker and with the increasingly cold weather beginning to bite, Laura Benfield, head of animal care, and Sarah Tingvoll went to collect her.

Laura said: “Amore is so beautiful that it is easy to give her the love that she needs.

“But we will need to find company for her soon because it is important, once she is weaned, that we stop all human contact.”

Otter cubs are among the most expensive animals Secret World cares for as they are unable to live independently in the wild without their mother until they are 12-18 months old.

Click here to help raise money to support Amore’s rehabilitation.

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