08/10/2011 at 02:20 PM EDT
Just call him Lucky. A 6-week-old otter living at the Secret World Rescue
in Somerset, England, surely earned that title. His mother died, and he is the sole survivor of her three babies.
After his rough start in life, Lucky was also lonely. So staffers at the rescue did a little matchmaking and introduced the otter to four orphaned kittens that were also residing at the center.
It turned out to be love at first sight – and the quintet has been inseparable ever since. They play together, sleep together and the felines have completely adopted the otter as one of their own.
The two very different species actually have a lot in common: both love to eat fish and birds. But there's one thing they'll never see eye to eye on, and that's water. Otters use their large webbed feet and tail
to swim at about 2 miles per hour, but cats – well, we all know how they feel about getting wet!