“Otterly” awesome – Shedd Aquarium’s new pup

Pup 719 was found by a beachgoer on Carmel Beach, who alerted authorities. Sea otter rescue experts at the Monterey Bay Aquarium attempted to locate her mother, but were unsuccessful. They spent the next several weeks tending to the otter in the Intensive Care Unit. (Brenna Hernandez/Shedd Aquarium)

By Claire Donnelly Shedd Aquarium’s rescued sea otter pup is one lucky baby. Pup 719 – as she is known until she gets a name – arrived in Chicago this winter after turbulent waves stranded her on a beach in California. The orphaned pup received almost two weeks of care at Monterey Bay Aquarium. “Shedd […]