ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH
German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
The film accompanies Pál Gera during several months of his work and provides an insight into the everyday challenge of raising an orphaned otter pup.
No other place in Europe has as many river otters as Hungary.
This is mainly the result of the efforts of one man: Pál Gera. He is one of the country's most renowned animal rights activists and has been committed to the protection of these cute little animals for years.
With their thick fur and webbed paws they are fantastic swimmers. In winter, Pál Gera picks up orphaned pups that would be lost without his help. He bottle-feeds them and raises them, teaching them how to swim and hunt. And he campaigns against fishermen, who still regard otters as fish thieves and major enemies.