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She’ll Never Make It Back To The Ocean. Luckily, She Made It HERE

This four-week-old baby otter was found all alone, washed up on a beach in Carmel, California, crying for her mother. An expert from the Monterey Bay Aquarium walked all over the beach, trying to find her mother, but she was nowhere to be found. They believe that maybe an intense storm separated her from her mother, but they knew they couldn’t leave her there because she was much to young to fend for herself. She was taken in by the aquarium and became the 719th sea otter rescued by their sea otter rescue, care, research and conservation program. Because of this, they decided to temporarily name her Pup 719.

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Since the Monterey Bay Aquarium lacked surrogate mothers to care for her, they found her a permanent home at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Now at ten weeks old, Pup 719 is growing every day and weighs 11 pounds. She has come a long way from being bottle-fed and now eats solid foods. She’s very independent and loves to be active and play. They are currently thinking of a new permanent name for Pup 719. Watch how adorable she is in the video below:

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