Photos of the day: Zoo animals frolic in the snow
In June 2010, a fuzzy baby otter was found alone and dehydrated on a beach in Alaska, so two passersby contacted the Alaska SeaLife Center, who rescued him and began bottle-feeding him every two hours. After a few days, Tazo perked up and began playing and splashing around, and in August he was transported to the New York Aquarium. The adorable little guy couldn’t be released back into the wild because he’d become too dependent on humans.
See more adorable rescued zoo babies.
Australian sea otter pups make zoo debut
The Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the world’s 13 otter species, and are a vulnerable species due to habitat loss.
Why sea otters are global warming warriors
Sea otters keep sea urchins from gouging on kelp, a plant that absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.
When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life. Watch the story unfold in the heartwarming documentary, ‘Otter 501,’ that’s in theaters now.
‘Otter 501’ movie brings a new twist to nature documentaries
When an orphaned otter pup is rescued from a California beach, her rehabilitation and release into the wild changes a young biologist’s life.
The movie begins screening across the U.S. tomorrow.
Otter takes a swim Photo by Nick Fornit
Famous sea otter dies, legacy lives on
Toola raised 13 orphaned pups and helped inspire a state law benefiting her species, all while she endured a debilitating brain disease.