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Lots of baby otters are rescued

A baby otter being fed

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An animal rescue centre in Somerset in the south west of England has noticed an increase in the number of baby otters that have been bought to them.

They think they've worked out why.

Due to a rise in water levels, their holes on the riverbanks get flooded and if their mums aren't there they can get swept away.

The rescue centre teaches them skills like how to swim and when they're ready, releases them back into the wild.