PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two rescued river otter pups have been named.
The 3-month-old pups, one male and one female, are now living at the Oregon Zoo after being rescued separately in different parts of the state.
The Zoo says they will be called Flora and Hobson, after Oregon waterways Floras Lake and Hobson Creek.
The female was found on a construction site near Gold Beach. She was about six weeks old and weighed 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 was about four weeks old and weighed 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.