SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Association of Korean Otter Conservation (AKOC) and the Korea National Park Service Species Restoration Technology Institute (KNPS-SRTI) released a year-and-a-half-old otter back to the wild on Thursday.
The otter was rescued in July of last year near the Soyang River, when it was found separated from its family.
The exhausted otter was cared for by the KNPS and then sent to an AKOC-run facility, where it was nursed back to good health.
The otter went through rehabilitation for one year to prepare it for a return to the wild. Now healthy and lively, the otter has returned to its home.
The Soyang River is famous for the mountains and valleys it winds through, which serve as a perfect habitat for wild animals.
Otters are natural monuments designated by the South Korean government. As endangered species, otters also serve as keystone species in the aquatic ecosystem.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)