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Adorable Orphaned Otter Pup Gets Safe New Life Thanks To Zoo!

otter with otter stuffed animal

When park rangers rescued this month-old otter stranded without a mother nearby, they had to step in. After connecting with the Maryland Zoo, this marvelous mammal found a new home and new hope.

Pups like these need care, play, and instruction to develop the skills necessary for success later in life. In their newfound role as “Mama Otter,” the Maryland Zoo hospital team is providing the essentials to help this otter grow healthy and strong.

Young otters need a wide variety of enrichment opportunities and the Maryland Zoo has been supplying them all! She’s got a kiddy pool, stuffed animals, and other toys to help her development. Her diet has also been expanding. She’s now enjoying carrots, apples, and a variety of insects!

Watch the clip below to see this adorable pup in action.

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