California sea otters are a threatened species and SeaWorld San Diego is actively contributing resources to the conservation of this amazing animal. Our latest effort includes hand-rearing Mocha, an orphaned pup rescued last winter and unable to return to the ocean. SeaWorld animal care specialists worked with veterinarians to stabilize this fragile pup's health and successfully raise her this past year. We recently celebrated Mocha's birthday, estimated to be in mid-November. One-year-old Mocha is now on exhibit with three other yo
While amazing athletes from around the globe compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the animals at SeaWorld show off their own special skills in unique ways.
A 5-year-old California sea otter named “Abby” has returned from SeaWorld to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in hopes of one day becoming a surrogate mother for wild otter pups that are rescued and eventually returned to the wild. In her place, SeaWorld has received Kit, a 2½-year-old California sea otter. SeaWorld will provide long term care for Kit and she will live with the park’s other sea otters.
Today my SeaWorld spotlight is on Coco, a five-month-old female southern sea otter. This orphaned pup was only 1-2 days old when rescued in Cayucos, north of Morro Bay, and brought to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- What a cutie!! Our little rescued California sea otter pup is now living at her new home in the otter nursery at Rocky Point Preserve. She currently weighs 18 pounds and is 4-months-old.
An imperiled species, California sea otters continue to struggle due to myriad factors, including poor water quality and a growing human population along our coasts. With support from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect the struggling sea otter population on California's Central Coast by promoting better water quality in nearshore waters and involving the public in recovery.
Two orphaned California sea otters, rescued as pups nearly three years ago, continue to thrive at SeaWorld San Diego. Abby arrived at SeaWorld in July 2007 and Ellie was brought to the park in November 2007. Both pups were only days old when abandoned by their mothers along the coast in Northern California.
Abby and Ellie, two abandoned California sea otters rescued as pups, enjoy frozen treats made of shrimp and crab.
The otters were brought to SeaWorld in 2007 and were introduced to each other at the park's nursery pool on January 17. Animal care specialists continued to monitor their progress.