Home To Rescued Sea Otters

Home To Rescued Sea Otters

Sea Otters

(Enhydra lutris)

IUCN Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)
Back To All Animals

Animal Size

3.9 – 4.9 ft. (Male), 3.3 – 4.6 ft. (Female)

All the sea otters living at the Vancouver Aquarium were rescued as orphaned pups. They have all been deemed non-releasable by Canadian and U.S. government agencies because they were all too young at rescue to have the necessary life skills to survive on their own in the wild.

Things To Know



What You'll See

Lots and lots of grooming ─ they fluff, rub and blow air into their fur. Adults spend 30 percent or more of their day just grooming. This is critical because it maintains the important insulating air layer between the frigid water and their skin. Their fur work like your down jackets.

Due to some construction work on our Wild Coast over the next few days, there may be interruptions in the Otter cams. We would appreciate your patience at this time.

They're Back!

Sea Otter Cam

Our fan-favourite sea otter cam is back! Watch our playful otters explore their habitat online before you see them in person during your next visit to Vancouver Aquarium.



Get the latest news and special offers

Subscribe to our newsletter, special offers and promotional emails.