Video: Otters recovering at Brevard wildlife hospital

By Greg Pallone, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 4:43 PM EDT

Two otters are on the mend at Florida Wildlife Hospital in Brevard County.

  • 2 otters are being treated at Florida Wildlife Hospital
  • Both will be released back into the wild later this summer
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The female otters were brought to the facility separately in April. One was being helped at another facility and was transferred to Florida Wildlife Hospital for treatment. The other was found wrapped in wire by a Gainesville homeowner.

Officials at the Palm Shores animal hospital and sanctuary said the otters will be released back into the wild later this summer.

“We want them to remain wild, because if they become tame they can’t be released,” said Tracy Frampton with Florida Wildlife Hospital. “So it’s really critical we don’t spend a lot of time with them.”

It costs around $2,500 to care for them during rehabilitation.

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