Welcome Ellie!

Rescued in January 2016, Ellie is still every bit healthy, alert and feisty. Her favorite toys include colorful stackable cups as well as feeder balls, hollow spheres with paw-sized holes that allow the pup to dig out seafood to snack on. She has also begun basic training sessions, learning to touch a trainer’s hand with her paw. We’ve even seen the young pup sleep through the night, although she is regularly checked while she snoozes. With all her boundless energy, Ellie is learning every day.

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Read our blogs about Ellie, her rescue and our partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium, and her life at Shedd

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Learn more about Dr. Caryn PollChristy Sterling and Michael Pratt, who are helping to take care of Ellie.

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Be sure to follow Ellie on Twitter and Instagram.



Adopt an Otter

Symbolically adopt an otter and receive a gift otter plush, toy bottle, sea otter rescue information and more! Your support helps the aquarium’s mission and top-quality animal care.


You can help Ellie by supporting our efforts to help give animals a home when they need it.

Virtual Donor Wall

Thank you to all of our donors who have helped us support Ellie! See our virtual donor wall.

Wish List

Help us care for Ellie by purchasing from our Amazon Wish Lista registry of items used for day-to-day care and animal enrichment – providing hours of fun, entertainment and stimulation for our residents!