Exhibit / Sea Otters

Sea Otters

The sea otters at the Aquarium are famous for being cute and fluffy, but there’s more to them than being adorable.

Overview

Home to rescued sea otters

The sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium were rescued when they were just babies. They were so young that they didn’t know how to eat by themselves or groom themselves yet. Dedicated staff had to bottle-feed and groom them until they learned how to do it themselves. Now they’re thriving in their Aquarium habitat.

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Adopt an Otter

Sea otters are easily the most charismatic creature at the Vancouver Aquarium. They are playful, cuddly and oh-so-adorable.

Shows

Spotlight on sea otters

The sea otters at the Aquarium are famous for being cute and fluffy, but there’s more to them than being adorable. Learn all about them at the Spotlight on Sea Otters program.

Featured

Sea Otter behind-the-scenes encounter

In our Sea Otter Encounter, you can go behind the scenes with an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about these playful animals and get a hands-on training session with our marine mammal training team.

Videos

Cute Sea Otter Behavior Decoded

Day in the life

How We Help

Canada's only dedicated marine mammal rescue facility

Our rescue program, an Ocean wise initiative, is also one of the largest rescue facilities in the world - rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing over 150 marine mammals each year.

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Animal in distress?

If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress, contact us at 604-258-SEAL (7325)"

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Join us

Donate to the Rescue Centre. Your gift will help save the life of a marine mammal in need.

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Volunteer

Dedicated volunteers are essential to the success of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Sea Otters inhabit kelp forests, bays and coastal waters near islands,
reefs, and fjords in the North Pacific Ocean.

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