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
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