Small animals have the uncanny ability to get themselves stuck in some of the strangest places. Most of the time, we love seeing how they get into and find their way out of these sticky predicaments.
But sometimes animals need our help. This is the story of a baby desperately in need of help and the unlikely heroes that gave him a second chance at life.
Utility workers were recently providing maintenance to a canal in Phoenix, Arizona for the Salt River Project. As they worked on the canal, they spotted a surprising visitor.
At first, the workers could only tell that it was a small animal and that he appeared to be alone. Upon closer inspection, they realized that it was a baby otter. They saw no mother in sight and no other otters at all.
The workers quickly noticed the distress that the baby otter was experiencing. They rushed him to a nearby wildlife center in hopes that they could save his life.
The baby otter was in bad shape when he arrived at the center.
He was fed mashed trout, kitten milk and received all the love and care he needed. After a while, he began to swim again.
Sadly, this baby otter will never be free and in the wild again. Instead, he will be living at a different wildlife park where he will be able to educate people.
Hopefully, more people will recognize the precious nature of these river creatures and will learn how to safely share the waterways with them.
Watch his story below. Isn’t he the cutest little guy?
Source: Little Things