An Otter cub rescued from Aberfeldy

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:07 GMT, Jul 24, 2015 |

The Scottish SPCA is caring for a three-week old otter cub found orphaned following severe flooding. The animal welfare charity was alerted when the animal was discovered in a car park in Aberfeldy on 17th July.

The male otter, who has been named Ripple, is now being rehabilitated at the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.

The cub’s mother was likely moving location and has either dropped him or left him behind. Ripple is so young his eyes haven’t yet opened but he appears in good condition.

Otters usually remained in the SSPCA’s care until they were at least a year old and mature enough to fend for themselves in the wild.