Tamar Otter Sanctuary

1 October 2003

Two British otters at the Tamar Otter Sanctuary, just north of Launceston.

The Sanctuary is part of The Otter Trust, working to conserve particularly British otters, through breeding and reintroduction of otters to the wild.

Once faced with being wiped out in lowland England, largely as a result of the work of the Otter Trust, together with improved water quality, the otter population is now increasingly healthy.

Two young otters due to be released soon.

As well as the British otters above, the Sanctuary has some Asian short-clawed otters.

This Asian short-claw is rather overweight, but efforts to put him on a diet are proving difficult without depriving his mate of food

The Sanctuary also has a range of wildfowl



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