Posted on 02-20-2014
~~Oscar is an orphan river otter at the Kentucky Wildlife Center in Georgetown, Kentucky. The Kentucky Wildlife Center is an all volunteer 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wildlife and to the improvement of the welfare of wildlife through education. The river otter is a true conservation success story. River otters were eradicated in Kentucky in the early 1900's due to over harvesting (hunting and trapping), habitat destruction and pollution. In the 1990's, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reintroduced approximately 350 otters back into the wild. Today, the river otter is making a comeback, and Oscar are proof of that. Oscar was a wild born baby who was found scared, cold, alone and hungry and brought to the Kentucky Wildlife Center. Our Facebook page Otter Chronicles is dedicated to their time with us and to increasing awareness and compassion of these gregarious and amazing creatures.
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