Have you heard about our sea otter Luna? After being rescued along the coast of California, she came to Shedd at just 5 weeks old and inspired us all with her rehabilitation story! Read her full story here and dive in deeper below.
Shedd viewers helped name our pup! Watch the name reveal party here.
Luna in photos: look back at her story.
See why Luna’s a conservation ambassador for her species.
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Did you know many of otters’ survival skills are not instinctual? Shedd animal care experts are teaching Luna everything she needs to know!
Luna towels off! Did you know otters have the thickest fur in the animal kingdom?
Even otter pups need a break from being in the water!
Weighing in! When Luna arrived at Shedd, she weighed less than 6 pounds.
Sea otter pups have to be taught to float. Luna tests it out here!
Otters are social animals and love interaction! Luna is getting a lot of attention in our nursery!
Did you know sea otters eat 25% of their body weight daily?
Luna is learning to groom herself! It starts with drying off after a swim.
Favorite sea otter toys at Shedd: Plastic cutting boards, car-wash strips, ice cubes, and hollow balls stuffed with fish!
Luna is an inquisitive pup. Toys like this keep her active!