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  • Luna in Photos

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    Shedd’s sea otter pup is 12 weeks old, weighs 12 pounds and has a new name: Luna! In case you haven’t gotten enough cuteness since this little one arrived at Shedd on Oct. 28 (and is there such a thing as too much sea otter cuteness?), here’s Luna’s baby album to date!

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  • TLC 24/7

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    I had the privilege recently of visiting trainer Jason Jones to watch one of Pup 681’s eight daily feeding sessions. On any given day, it takes a team of sea otter experts spread across three shifts, a dedicated nursery environment, a kitchen stocked with formula and restaurant-quality seafood, baby bottles, a bin of toys, a ton of towels and a washer and a dryer to accomplish what one sea otter mom does to raise a pup.

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  • Milestones

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    Pup 681 might inch on her tummy across her car-wash “kelp” strips, but she is zooming past major milestones in growth and development.

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  • An Orphaned Otter’s Odyssey

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    A sea otter pup has a loud, piercing squeal that lets its mom relocate it while she’s on foraging dives. That lusty cry can also lead rescuers to stranded pups, which was what helped save a week-old southern sea otter on Sept. 30 and started the odyssey of Pup 681 from a California beach to Shedd Aquarium.

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  • Happy Birthday, Cayucos!

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    Today is Cayucos’s third birthday! This southern sea otter joined the Shedd family in December 2011. 

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