A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup, orphaned near Cottage Grove, Oregon has just taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo. A passing motorist spotted the young otter wandering alongside Highway 58, and alerted a local wildlife rehabilitator who collected and cared for the animal while final placement was determined by staff at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The pup, just a couple of months old at the time, was alone, hungry and dehydrated, but was rescued by the Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis. Since the young otter would not be able to survive in the wild without its mother, ODFW contacted the Oregon Zoo to see if it had space available once the pup’s health stabilized.
Rescued River Otter Pup
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