Two River Otters Meeting for the First Time

In May, WildCare (of San Rafael, CA) admitted a young baby river otter. The otter, who was too young to swim, was found drowning in Corte Madera Creek. After stabilizing the cold and hungry baby for several days, WildCare transferred the young otter to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, so she could learn to swim in our river otter pool.

By August, the young otter had mastered swimming. However, since she was the only otter admitted to LTWC all summer, we transferred her to Sonoma Wildlife Rescue in Petaluma, CA, which had a (male) orphaned river otter who was also alone.

The video below takes the story from there. Thank you to WildCare for this wonderfully funny and heartwarming video!

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4 Responses to Two River Otters Meeting for the First Time

  1. Jeannie says:

    How adorable. They’ll do fine in the wild – especially when they stay together. What a sweet video. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. M Hennessy says:

    Wow! Amazing footage. They will be fine in the wild!

  3. Tamara Hopkins says:

    I wish I had the money to send to U all at the Lake Tahoe Care center. U all are so wonderful for caring for these babies!!!

  4. Kara says:

    Do you think they will be able to fend for themselves in the wild? They look like their dependent on the center. They should goto a zoo and stay together; where they can be enjoyed.

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