[all photos in this post courtesy of Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez]
Well, well, who do we have here? This little cutie-pie baby sea otter is the latest addition to call Chicago’s, “Shedd Aquarium” her new home; her journey to arrive at the Shedd is remarkable.
At approximately one week old, weighing a mere two pounds (and that is probably “soaking wet”), this tiny sea otter was found on Coastways Beach in California. A local resident taking an early evening stroll heard the cries of this dear little soul. The good Samaritan immediately notified authorities; however, due to impending nightfall, no rescue could take place until the next morning, given the sea otter pup’s remote location.
It was determined that she was orphaned; as such, she needed immediate care and nutrition. The Monterey Bay Aquarium initially took the pup into its fold, where it houses a special, “Sea Otter Program”. This program…