PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Zoo rescued two orphaned otter pups this month from different parts of the state.
One of the pups is female and the other is male. The female was found on a construction site near Gold Beach. She is about six weeks old and weighs 3.5 pounds. She was originally taken to Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center in Josephine County but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reached out to the Zoo to see if they could take her.
The male pup was found near a golf course in McMinnville. He is about four weeks old and weighs 2.4 pounds. He was originally taken to the Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center near Salem and was suffering from a respiratory infection. He was then taken to the Zoo.
The two pups met for the first time on Friday. The Zoo hopes Tilly, an otter they rescued in 2009, will help care for the pups.