This African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) was kept illegally as a pet, and confiscated by the local SPCA. While in captivity, this little otter cub was fed the incorrect diet.
As she’s a few weeks old, the correct nutrition is critical in ensuring she grows and reaches the necessary developmental milestones. Founding member, director and rehab specialist, Nicci Wright, is a member of the IUCN Otter Specialist Group as well as the African Advisory Group. Having raised and successfully released many otters in the past, we are lucky to draw on her expertise for this cub too.
Currently, she is being fed a nutrient rich special milk formula to ensure that we can ensure she is in optimal condition. Currently, her ever growing appetite involves approximately 1.5litres of this special milk formula per day! #OneMeal costs R12. Feeding up to 8 times per day, it costs us R96 PER DAY to feed her. We’d LOVE it if you’d consider sponsoring a meal or two for this ‘otterly’ adorable patient..
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We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pic: Lauren Beckley
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.