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Orphaned sea otter pup finds home in Vancouver


The Canadian Press
March 23, 2013 — An orphaned sea otter pup, rescued from the side of a road in Alaska, has found a new home in Vancouver.


Vancouver Aquarium says a newly arrived orphaned sea otter is adapting well to its new home
Vancouver Aquarium says a newly arrived orphaned sea otter is adapting well to its new home

The seven-month-old pup was rescued and rehabilitated in Alaska with the help of the Vancouver Aquarium. 

The animal was put into emergency care at Alaska SeaLife Centre's "I-Sea-U'' before being transferred to the aquarium.

The pup was put on a special high-calorie formula, because baby otters need to consume up to 35 per cent of their body weight each day, and is now consuming squid, crab, clams and shrimp.

The youngster will soon be introduced to Tanu, another female otter rescued from Alaska, that will serve as the pup's companion.

The Vancouver Aquarium has spent more than $40,000 on the otter pup to date, flying specialists back and forth to Alaska to care for her.

The aquarium is asking people to vote on a name for the otter via Twitter out of three suggestions from students in Alaska -- Susitna, Katmai and Glacier.

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