The Oban Times - - Districts -

AN OR­PHANED ot­ter cub has been res­cued and brought to the In­ter­na­tional Ot­ter Sur­vival Fund (IOSF) spe­cial­ist unit in Broad­ford, Skye.

Found by Mun­lochy An­i­mal Aid near In­ver­ness, the 10-week old cub will stay at the cen­tre till he is one-year- old, which is when they nor­mally leave their moth­ers, and he will then be re­leased into the wild.

Grace Yoxon, of IOSF, said: ‘The cub is only about 10 weeks old and has prob­a­bly only just ven­tured out of its holt. We don’t know how it be­came sep­a­rated from mum but thank good­ness it ended up with Iona Ni­col at Mun­lochy. We have had cubs from her in the past and so know that she will al­ways look af­ter them prop­erly. Ot­ter cubs have to be given spe­cial milk and so it can be very dan­ger­ous for them to be given cow’s milk.’

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