A man enjoying his daily walk behind his house heard frantic cries for help. Investigating, he didn’t find anything or anyone around but was perplexed. The situation was not typical of the norm, so the man continued down the beach to see what was happening.
As the man continued to walk closer to the shore saw a tiny creature that was so vulnerable that his heart broke. This baby otter, who should have been with her family in the water, just sat in a pile of tears crying for her mother. The employee at the aquarium knew he had to try to unite the otter with her family.
He also knew how to handle the baby otter so he carefully picked her up and walked with her, up and down the beach, hoping to find her mom. He was encouraged that the baby otter’s cries would lure her mother out. But there was no other otter around. This was likely due to the large swells brought in by the weather. She was likely separated from her mom, for good. The man had no other choice but to bring the baby otter to the aquarium.
Happy endings are not always easy to find for special needs otters. As their stories show, the Monterey Bay Aquarium rescued a baby pup who was traumatized. Now, her fearlessness is empowering other young otters with the Shedd Aquarium helped facilitate her home there.
The day before this baby otter was transferred to Shedd Aquarium, she had the pleasure of being in care at Monterey Bay. The humans there knew it would be important for her to adapt to various otter activities, so the pup learned about solid foods and swimming in the water below your belly.
The pup had become increasingly playful and she even put up with being brushed and towel dried. Before long, it was time for her to make her journey over to Shedd Aquarium. She probably had no idea how much she would be missed. Some of her new human friends even cried as they said goodbye.
A baby otter has successfully made her way to her new home. Just wait until you see what happens next when she meets her new caregivers. Will you look at that face of hers?
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