Adopt an Otter at the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Otter adoption helps us to continue our work caring for these beautiful creatures. Funds raised in this way, help us provide our resident otters with the best possible feed, care and enrichment. 

Otter Adoption Gift Pack

Adopt one of our otters and we will send you a gift pack containing:

An Otter Adoption Certificate.
A full-colour photograph of the otter you have Adopted.
An Otter Fact Sheet, which has lots of interesting information about the breed of otter you have chosen
An entry ticket for 2 people valid for 12 months so you can come and meet your adopted otter.

You can also adopt an otter as a gift for a friend or loved one. For last-minute orders, we will e-mail a gift voucher and confirmation details to print off at home.

Adopt Mr Brook

Mr. Brook is one of our Eurasian otters. Born at the British wildlife centre in October 2016, Mr. Brook and his twin brother, Mr. Burn arrived here at the sanctuary in 2018. Between the two it is easiest to spot Mr. Brook by looking at his top lip, he has a white patch which looks like a moustache. He is known to be quite fussy and lazy, often taking his food back to bed. Wrestling with his brother and playing with his rugby balls are some of his favourite hobbies!

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Adopt Mr Burn

Mr. Burn is one of our Eurasian otters and after being born at the British wildlife centre in 2016, he arrived here with his twin brother Mr Brook in 2018! Mr Burn is noticeable when looking at his top lip, as he appears to have half a moustache, whereas his brother’s moustache spreads across his whole top lip! He is known to be an excellent hunter and has caught animals such as magpies, seagulls, moles and even buzzards! He is also the least fussy out of the two brothers and usually picks up the food that Mr Brook doesn’t want! Mr Burn was awarded with ‘Good Otter of the Year’ in 2023 on our Instagram!

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Adopt Peggy

Peggy is our North American River Otter, making her our biggest resident, she is also our oldest! Peggy was born at the sanctuary in 2005, meaning she is coming up to 19 years old, the average age for her species in the wild is 8-13 years!
Peggy is also known as our most gentle otter, as she loves to climb up her rocks to be hand-fed and is very careful not to catch us with her teeth. She’s very fond of using her buoy as a football and loves a good fish ice lolly. Her favourite food is definitely trout, salmon or chicken!

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Adopt Skye

Skye is our female Eurasian otter.
Born in the Isle of Skye, she was unfortunately found as a young and abandoned pup, she was found by a rescue service and put through the rehabilitation process. Unfortunately she became too dependant on people and experienced something known as imprinting, meaning she now sees humans as her friends. Due to this, she arrived at the sanctuary in 2018 and has enjoyed making friends and showing off to visitors ever since.
Her favourite hobbies include chasing the hose, catching food in the water and racing visitors across the windows of her deep tank!

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