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Sick baby otter is reunited with family after week apart
The way the adult otters reacted when they saw the baby is so adorable.
Rachel Shapiro
10.11.21

Baby otters are some of the most adorable creatures on the planet.

From their little squeaks to their big eyes, everything about them is cute. We love watching these animals play and interact with their friends and family.

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Unfortunately, one little otter got lost from his family.

ZooToby, a 6-week-old otter pup from the Marina Otter family, was found alone in his natal holt. He went to look for his family, but was unsuccessful and fell into a canal.

Luckily, he was found and made it into the care of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where he was nursed back to health by a team of vets.

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After 10 days, ZooToby was finally recovered and ready to get back to his natural habitat.

At 12 PM on May 19, the opportunity came. A small family of otters was lounging on the Singapore beach until they noticed ZooToby’s high-pitched cries.

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One by one, each adult otter came closer to the young pup, carefully sniffing him and acknowledging him into the family.

Finally, the pup was welcomed back home, and the group of otters walked off into to the shores of the beach as one big happy family.

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Baby otters are unique animals, and there are lots of fun facts about them.

According to Critter Babies, otters are actually afraid of water when they’re young, and their mothers have to teach them how to like it:

“As baby otters learn to swim, they stay in the water five to six hours, rest for an hour, then swim again. Baby otters are very afraid of water when first introduced by their mothers. In fact, their mother has to drag them in the water. But after they get used to swimming, their mother will find it hard to drag them out of the water. Doesn’t that sound like some kids you know?”

It’s surprising to learn that an animal that seems so natural in the water needs to be pushed in at first!

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People loved the video of the otter reuniting with his family, and they took the comments to discuss it.

One person wrote:

“He is going to have so many stories to tell about his adventure.”

There were also many comments about all the garbage on the beach:

“I wish I could help clean those beaches! That family is so sweet and I’d love to help make their home a cleaner place!!”

It is sad to see so much litter — hopefully, this video will inspire people to throw out their trash after visiting a park or beach.

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This little otter is truly adorable, and we’re so glad he’s back with his family where he belongs. What a great ending to his story.

Check out the reunion in the video below!

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Source: Fast Snail, Critter Babies

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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