~Daphne Neville, Patron of the UK Wild Otter Trust~

Rudi the otter had a busy time in 2016 with a summer of activities from the Royal Welsh Show to Countryside Live. He has been busy acting in a documentary about otters and the ITV drama series ‘The Durrells’

Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter in The Durrells~ Milo Parker as Gerry Durrell with Rudi the Otter 2017 ~

Please click here for or a feature in the Telegraph about Daphne and her otters

Beenie the Otter~Beanie the Otter~

Television programmes featuring the otters include:

‘Blue Peter’ – BBC

‘The Day in the Life of the Otter’ – BBC NHU

‘The Velvet Claw’ – BBC NHU

‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ – BBC

Bee - a very tame Asian short-clawed otter~ Bee – a tame Asian short-clawed otter ~


‘BBC News’

Bee the Otter with Angela Ripon in 1982~ Bee the Otter with Angela Ripon, 1982 ~

‘Nature Trail’ – Border TV

‘Brilliant Creatures’ – ITV

Dphne Neville's otter~Belinda the Otter who loved people~

‘Daily Brunch’ – Channel 4

‘ The Really Wild Show’ – CBBC

‘Owl TV’ – Thames

‘Art Attack’ –  CBBC

 ‘Animals at Work’

The tame otters promoting clean water

~Department of the Environment Amabssadors for pure water~

‘Animal Magic’ with Johnny Morris – BBC

‘That’s Life’ with Esther Rantzen – BBC

and TV commercials for Jordan’s Porridge Oats

The otters have appeared in a number of television dramas and film including:

bee-the-otter-on-the-radio-times~On the cover of the Radio Times~

‘Badger’ the Police Drama with Jerome Flynn -BBC

The Durrells in Corfu  with Milo Parker – ITV 2016 & 2017

Scottish Mussel the movie with Martin Compston & Talulah Riley -2015

Ironclad the movie – 2011

‘All  Creatures Great and Small’ – BBC

‘Down to Earth’ with Pauline Quirke – BBC

‘The Secret of Eel Island’  – BBC

‘The Chase’ the vet drama series – BBC

‘Forever Green’ with Pauline Collins and John Alderton – LWT


To book Rudi the Otter for an event in 2017 – please click here

Daphne Neville with her otter Rudi in 2013

~Daphne Neville with her otter Rudi in 2013~

To read more about filming with the Otters please click here

To read about Rudi the Otter last summer please click here

For the UK Wild Otter Trust please click here

To buy a photograph please click here

Talking to Dr Daniel Allen

The otters star in the new British Film ‘Scottish Mussel’ starring Talulah Riley

16 responses to “Otters

  1. Irene Angel

    I have an excellent head shot of Bea taken years ago.. Expect you have lots but do let me know if you would like it.

  2. Sue and Si

    Where can we see Daphne and the beautiful otters this year (2015)? Ar you at the Royal Welsh show this year. We also have some beautiful photos of the otters and some of Daphne as well.

    • I’m sure she’d love to see the photos. Not sure about The Welsh Show this year but we hope so. Belinda is getting rather elderly but people are coming to visit the otters in the Cotswolds more and more. Where do you live?

      • When might you next be open to visitors? My boy aged 4 is mad about them. Every time we try and sit and wait and watch for some, the waiting just proves too much with his combination of excitement and fidgety genes.
        Many Thanks

      • Dear Clare – Thank you for your enquiry about coming to see the otters.
        Where do you live? If you are anywhere near the Cotswolds you could ring Daphne to make an appointment- tel:01285 760234 (About 10.00-11.00am is good)
        otherwise she will be at the Newbury Show with Rudi the otter this weekend.

  3. M.W. Hunt

    Hello, I took a photograph of a very nice lady with an Otter companion at Newbury Show. One of your friends?

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  5. Craig.

    When I was a little boy at primary school I appeared on our local news programme with Bee. I carried her into class on my shoulder and introduced her to all my classmates. We sat and played with her and broke eggs for her to eat. Some things just stick with you and I’ll always remember it and how much my school jumper smelled of fish after!!!!

    • Ah, you must write and tell my Mum. She is still doing the same thing. We have just been filming with Rudi the Otter for ‘The Durells’. Would you say that the talk on otters had an influence on your life?

  6. M Akehurst

    My son had the most memorable day of his life, aged 14, when he was allowed to join Daphne & Bee in an enclosure in a Store in London. (I forget for sure which one, but I think it was Harrods)
    He now has a young 3 year old son of his own, & has asked me to dig out the pictures, as he wishes his young one to love them as much as he always has.
    Sadly they now live abroad, but he does pop over here now and then. Any chance he could see you & your present otter somewhere one day? (Preferably next year,at the earliest, as hopefully his family will grow later this year) We live in Essex, but could travel a little way! We hoped to camp on your premises one day, many years ago now, but it never became possible, unfortunately.
    Please, if Daphne does not see this, could someone give her our love and gratitude for the highlight in a young lad’s life! (We have some lovely pictures of both Bee & Daphne, if she would like to see them, or have copies, but I am sure she has more than she knows what to do with!)

  7. I tried 3 times, Then my husband says she rang me in my absence! He had a brief chat I gather Will try again tomorrow.

  8. Success. Had a lovely chat to her, & hope to see her with my son & grandson one day. Are you on Facebook? Just watched a very pleasant You-Tube about Pip the Otter. rescued by Pia.
    Think Daphne would enjoy seeing it if you can find it. Pip is best friends with a Bengal cat, Sam. Lovely happy pictures of them playing together.

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