A New Home
Because the pup has not developed the necessary skills that would enable her to survive in the wild, the Vancouver Aquarium opened its doors to provide her with a permanent home. Her transfer to the Vancouver Aquarium means she will receive the ongoing care she needs. The special bond that was created between the pup and her Aquarium caregivers during her rehabilitation has also helped her settle into her new surroundings.
Now weighing approximately 15 kilograms, the pup is eating a nutritious diet of clams, squid, shrimp and crab. She was introduced to her new companion, Tanu, on March 26. The two are getting along well. Tanu, a female sea otter, was also found stranded as a pup and rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center before joining the Aquarium in 2004.