SVW team and Pu Mat national park are rescuing 19 otters from illegal trade at Dien Chau district, Nghe An province. Sadly, 4 otters found dead before we arrived. 15 others are all baby otters and many of them still have eyes close.
All of the rescued otters were identified as baby Asian small-clawed otters. All of the 15 alive individuals weighed only 11.2 kg, of which four ones' eyes were yet to open. They were in poor health conditions and had wounds on the bodies. Our team immediately provided them with first aid and after that transported them to Pu Mat National Park for further health checkup and intensive care.