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London Wetland Centre announce the arrival of a family of otters

Martin Senior, General Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre was quoted as saying, “The otters are a real delight to watch and we hope that they will inspire our visitors to realise the importance of protecting wetlands so that all animals, not just otters, can thrive. ”

WWT says that because otters are usually at the top of the food chain, if there are problems with wetlands the otter population declines. Therefore otters are a good indication of clean water and healthy wetland habitats. WWT goes onto say that the UK's native European otter is a conservation success story. Fifty years ago the rivers of the UK suffered from pollution by organo-chlorine pesticides and as a result otters had disappeared from almost all the country.

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