A wild otter gave birth in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's tidepool during opening hours last weekend. They've posted videos of the live birth as well as the mom and pup https://www.facebook...aquarium/videos This is the third wild otter that has come into the aquarium's tidepool which is open to Monterey Bay to give birth. The last one was this past December which was also stormy like last weekend. I went to the aquarium to try and catch a glimpse on Tuesday but alas she and her pup had already left though I did spot a mom with a very young pup just offshore that may have been the same pair. While I was at the aquarium I took their otter tour for the first time which allows you to go behind the scenes and view the SORAC facilities. There are currently 5 adult female otters at the aquarium with a rotation of 3 on display so only 2 can act as surrogates at a time. We were shown all of the current orphans including 696 who is ready to be released soon on a video monitor as they limit their human contact.
Edited by Patty, 13 March 2016 - 08:23 PM.