Rare injured otter receives treatment in Turkey’s Tunceli
An injured otter, whose species is on the most protected list in Turkey, was found injured in the Munzur National Park in the eastern province of Tunceli on March 16 and taken in for treatment, Doğan News agency has reported.
Locals found the injured otter at the side of the Munzur River in the province’s Ovacık district and informed officials from the Directorate General for Nature Conservation and National Parks.
Officials delivered the otter to a veterinary for a medical examination, with experts concluding that it had received wounds to its hind legs after being attacked by wild animals. Officials also stated that they would release it to its natural habitat after it was cured.
The branch manager of the directorate general, Ali Haydar Gürsönmez, said the otter’s treatment was being conducting diligently.
The Munzur River area is home to a variety of endemic flora and fauna.