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.’