Watch This Fuzzy Baby Otter Swim for the First Time
When Ollie the otter was separated from his mom, he was so cold and lonely. But Seal Rescue Ireland helped him get better and taught him everything a little otter needs to know. He even made a new friend!
Video Script:: when he was bottle-feeding oli would want to hold on to your fingers and so he put his tiny little fours on on your fingers while he sucked away on the bottle and his little tail would almost work like it was like a puppy dog he very quickly had a sole wrapped around his little paw we got a call about Andrew banded a lot of cub he was a bit away from their normal sort of territory so when I guessing he was washed away during storm or something like that and lost their mum but he was so weak answer he was absolutely frozen and we sort of bundled him on to try and warm up we had to get the special tiny little bottles that you'd used to like keep feeding a kitten and we had to feed him like day and night when Olly was orphaned he was really lonely we wanted to sort of cuddle up with us but we were trying to avoid humanizing him for them to have the best success there at least you don't want them to be friendly and coming up to people so he took all of our self-control to sort of not want to give him cuddles and so we had this toy order that we called Auto and also became his companion him did snuggle up to it and he used to sleep with it we started to introduce hourly to the water when he was about 12 weeks old first of all we just kind of bumped him in the water cuz you know like throw them in the deep end and see how they go his initial reaction was get me out of here I don't like this one bit and so it was sort of kept encouraging him gently he started to sort of sticky space under and realise that he could hold his breath and he under the water and then like he was just kind of floating and like sort of flopping from side to side you just saw this like light bulb moment where he was like oh I'm born for this dude watching him just sort of discover that he was designed for this life of water after we've had him for a few weeks another did a lot of cub was rescued Lulu was another little orphan once she was sort of given the all-clear that she was healthy were actually able to pair them together and we first introduced and there was a bit of sort of scrapping going on like they sort of weren't too sure which one was the top dog it was like oh look a friend how exciting and she just started to sort of follow him around and he was sort of squawking and squeaking and shouting at her the two of them were like snuggled up underneath this blanket and they're like sticking their heads out looking at us and it was like just from that moment on they were the best of friends as they got bigger we had to progress them from bigger enclosure to bigger enclosures whilst they're in there it was amazing to watch how wary they became of humans which was the dust of desire they're ready to go they're nice and wild and so we reorganized to release them and that was it we sort of thought well that's the end of it he's moved on and he's living his life out in the wild was about a year later we saw on Facebook some pictures pop off of this border in this lake I was like he looks super familiar think it is O'Leary started to compare the pictures are there markings on there kind of neck and chest and yep it was him he's out there and living the good life like comment and subscribe