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Orphan otters survive floods

Well, it's not just people and property that have suffered during the recent floods - wildlife has also been severely affected. Natural habitats have been washed away, food sources have disappeared and many animals have been orphaned.

Well incredibly two baby otters - just 6 weeks old - have survived that ordeal. After losing their home and their parents they were taken in by a wildlife hospital near Aylesbury. Juliette Fletcher has their story.


Swimming lessons for Otter cubs

3 Otter cubs at Bournemouth Aquarium take to the water for the first time Credit: Bournemouth Aquarium

3 otter cubs at Bournemouth Aquarium are learning how to swim. Mo, Jess and Sophie, the 15 week old resident otter cubs, took to the water for the very first time earlier this week.

The cheeky trio are already demonstrating their competence in the water exploring the streams and pools within their Otter Oasis home.