At the UK Wild Otter Trust we are raising funds for the continuation of our work to rescue, rehabilitate and ultimately release the otters that come into our care. We receive orphaned and/or injured otters which require specialist care until they can return to the wild.
Otters still face many threats within the United Kingdom, despite their protection. One such threat is habitat destruction (road building, new urban development), which in certain parts of the country lead to considerably high road deaths. Incidences such as these can leave otter cubs orphaned requiring support to succeed into adulthood.
We receive an increasing number of cubs per year due to a number of reasons, and aim to care for those in need, we pair them up with another otter of a similar age and aim to rehabilitate them in order to release them back into the wild. We have created a specialist rehabilitation centre comprising of 19 enclosures, 2 cub rooms, a cub hospital and treatment room and it is the largest specialist centre in the UK giving us capacity to care for up to 42 animals if full.