Say ‘hello’ to Buddy the otter cub. The baby otter was found crying on a doorstep after becoming separated from his mother during severe weather in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
“This is a very hazardous time for young otters as they can easily be washed out of their holts by high rivers and at this age they are not strong swimmers,” explains the Scottish SPCA, who is caring for Buddy.
The 10-week-old cub was taken to the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross where he is getting fed milk and hand fed a diet of fish.
Buddy won’t be all alone for long either. He will be introduced to three other orphaned otter cubs, Ebb, Tide and Wave.
The humane society says, “They will stay with us for around a year until they are old enough to fend for themselves back in the wild.”
I’m so glad someone heard Buddy’s cries for help. The little guy’s story is a reminder to everyone that if you find an orphaned or hurt wild animal, please call your local SPCA or wildlife rehabilitation centre.