A new video shows the otter pup who was abandoned by her mother and found all alone at a California beach playing in the water with her new toys and interacting with her trainer in her new home — Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.
Shedd staff members are teaching the pup the skills she needs to learn in order to to grow into a healthy adult otter. According to Shedd’s website:
Weighing just over 2 pounds, the pup was tiny, even for a newborn, and one of the smallest rescues in the Sea Otter Program’s 30-plus years. Karl Mayer, the program’s animal care coordinator, gauged that she had been separated from her mom for at least 16 hours and was in dire need of food.
Lisa Takaki, senior director of marine mammals, added:
There are so many things she can’t do yetΓÇöfeed herself, groom, even control her body temperature. That’s all up to mom, which is us.
And the aquarium staff seem to be doing a marvelous job. I only wish that they came up with a proper name for the cub who still goes by “Pup 681”. Here is the new video:
And here are some new images of the pup:
Share Pup 681’s promising development and let’s help the Shedd Aquarium finally find a name for the pup.