This tiny otter pup, named Dipper, was rescued by the Scottish SPCA on February 4 after spending a very cold night by herself in the village of Methven. The NY Daily News writes:
“Dipper was too young to be out of her holt, so it’s amazing she survived a very cold night in the wild,” said Colin Seddon, manager of the SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre, where the cub is mending.
The otter was “extremely weak” but is now stronger after fluid therapy and is ready to play, Seddon added.
Rescuers didn’t immediately scoop up the lonely cub after being notified of her plight, wanting to give the animal’s mother a chance to return, according to the SPCA.
But the baby otter was still “distressed and calling out” in the same spot the next morning.
Dipper, who will continue to recuperate at the center until she turns 1, is expected to be returned to the wild, officials said.