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Abandoned baby otter is rescued and brought up alongside a Bengal cat

Pip the otter was the runt of her litter, and to make matters worse, her mum was not taking care of her. The zookeepers who cared for her family believed she wouldn’t make it.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 25/07/2020, 21:00

But one of the keepers decided she would do everything she could to make sure that wouldn’t happen.

Rescued just in time

So she decided to take Pip home, and started caring for her around the clock. She fed her every two hours, even during the night, and gave her the TLC she needed.

Soon, Pip started gaining weight and energy. But there was still one problem: otters are very social animals, and Pip really missed the animal contact she used to get from her mum and siblings, despite receiving her human mum's attention.

A whole new family

So her new human mum decided to introduce her to her other pets, namely Sam the Bengal cat. Though the two creatures are incredibly different, they share the same spirit, and so, they soon became the best of friends. In the end, Pip got the loving family she deserved!

Learn everything you need to know about Bengal cats!

In the UK, otters are a protected species and you must hold a license to keep one. While Pip is a rescued animal being taken care of by a professional, we otherwise do not recommend or support the act of keeping exotic animals – they are meant to be in the wild and are not suited to pet-style lives. If you want a unique animal, why not check out our list of rare cat breeds or unusual dog crossbreeds?