11 months ago
Recently Shedd Aquarium teamed up with the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, Alaska, to send two Animal Response Team staff members to assist with rehabilitation and care for a rescued orphaned northern sea otter pup.
After being rescued on March 15, the pup was deemed nonreleasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; the rehabilitation process began immediately. The male otter pup was estimated to be 3 weeks old and approximately 4¾pounds.
Currently weighing in at 13 pounds, the otter pup has been progressing well and hitting expected developmental milestones under the supervision and care of ASLC and Shedd animal care specialists.