Luna and Cayucos Meet for the First Time

Luna the sea otter was rescued late last year and was just recently introduced to Shedd Aquarium resident otter, Cayucos. Fortunately, since this meeting was behind the scenes, the staff at Shedd Aquarium captured the meeting on video and shared it with all of us!

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The Wellington Zoo Gets 5 New Otters

WellingtonZooThe Wellington Zoo in Wellington, New Zealand is the home of 5 new otters.

 It’s got its own pool, is surrounded by plants and trees and gets a lot of sun – and it’s now the home of Wellington’s newest bachelors.
The five brothers from an otter mother – Bay, Eko, Si, Bhutan and Jambi – have just arrived at the city’s zoo from Perth Zoo.
The two-year-old Asian small-clawed otters landed on Tuesday and spent the day in quarantine, undergoing health checks by Ministry for Primary Industries staff.

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/otters-move-into-wellington-zoo-2015052812#ixzz3bbMF2Vez

International Otter Awareness Day

International Otter Awareness Day

Dr. Daniel Allen wrote a great article for the Huffington Post UK about International Otter Awareness Day.

The best way of getting involved is simply be aware that there are 13 otter species worldwide, and that 9 of those 13 species have declining populations. Grace and Paul Yoxon of the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) explained: ‘we really want people to hear and know about otters and how important it is to conserve them’.

Click here to read the whole article at the Huffington Post UK

Oregon Zoo’s ‘Mom of the Year’ is an Otter

ThelmaThelma the sea otter recently was named Oregon Zoo’s “Mom of the Year”.

The elderly otter was selected for her role as an adoptive mom, bringing up the orphaned otter pup Juno.
Juno was rescued along the California coast last year and was just 5 months old when she met Thelma for the first time last May.

Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/29026778/meet-oregon-zoos-mom-of-the-year-thelma#ixzz3aewCzIMC

 

Lewis Otter Doing Better After Losing Mom

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Lewis the otter is doing better after losing his mother. He will be released back into the wild when ready with three other rescued otters.

 The cute 10-week-old otter, nicknamed Lewis, is now being rehabilitated at the Scottish SPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, and has joined two female orphaned otters called Dipper and Dalis.

The three orphans will stay together for a year before until they are mature enough to fend for themselves before being released back into the wild.

Click here to read more at The National