Our solitary otter
Once young otters reach a certain age they leave their mother and begin their search for their own territory. Otters have a very large territory and this solitary otter has been with us for some time.
We are delighted to accommodate such a wonderful animal and we continue to establish appropriate habitat for creatures.
Otters will sire only their own young, a new male otter can pose a threat to young otters in a territory so conservation, habitat management and consideration is a priority for these mammals.
Otter image captured by @kieran.playfair