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!

One Response to Two River Otters Meeting for the First Time

  1. Carol S. Halberstadt says:

    Thank you for rescuing these wonderful relatives of ours, and bringing them from loneliness to joy. May they continue to grow in health and happiness until they can be freed. Blessings for what you do! Here are my words of thanks to you:

    Words for the World

    Leave the world to what grows,
    and the coral, let it rest
    in its hidden, quiet places,
    and winds shape the tops of mountains
    where wings beat
    through the billowing air.
    Let the leopard be shy
    and whatever is wild lie unbroken
    in its own nest.

    (┬ęDec. 21, 2011 Carol Snyder Halberstadt)

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