Surprisingly, Otters have been spotted around the River Ribble in the past few days.Advertisement
Otters seek clean rivers, filled with food and overgrown banks where they can raise their cubs.
Their favourite habitats include wetlands, rivers and coastlines.
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The otters were spotted at Penwortham Old Bridge over the River Ribble on Saturday 20 March.
The otters were playing together.
Otters are considered to be an important indicator of a healthy river system.
The Environment Agency notified Blog Preston that Otters have recovered from a low point in their population in the late 1970s and are now found on many rivers in England.
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Alan Wright from the Wildlife Trust said: “It just shows that all the work being done by groups like the Environment Agency and the Canal and Rivers Trust is going really well.
“It’s also fantastic news for Preston as it means the river is clean enough to sustain life and has food in for the otters.”
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