Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Sabine Holzer, Karl Königsberger
Written by Sabine Holzer, Karl Königsberger
Istvan Nadaskay Filmproduktion for ORF in association with ZDF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED) , Japanese (DUBBED)
The Otter's Trail
Die Spuren des Otters
During the mid-80s, zoologists still regarded the European otter as a species on the verge of extinction. What they did not take into consideration was the fact that the shy aquatic animals are extremely adaptable. Using their intelligence and cleverness, they have been able to re-conquer parts of Europe during the last few years, including their old homeland, Austria. However, their settlements in Austria are small islands and the correspondingly small populations are still very much endangered. The documentary tracks down the otter in the Austrian Waldviertel and southern Styria and leads to the extensive areas of ponds in the neighboring Czech Republic and Hungary, which have become a true otter paradise, thanks to devoted nature conservationists.