Shedd’s newest resident is an orphaned southern sea otter pup. Just 5 weeks old and weighing less than 6 pounds, she arrived at the aquarium on Oct. 28 and is receiving around-the-clock care behind the scenes from our sea otter specialists and veterinarians.

Known so far as Pup 681, she was rescued along the central California coast by state wildlife officials and taken to Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is a leader in sea otter rehabilitation. Shedd, with 25 years of experience in caring for fragile sea otter pups, quickly accepted Monterey Bay’s call to provide the tiny orphan with a permanent home.

Pup 681 is growing fast and reaching new milestones every day. And did we mention that she’s adorable? Follow her progress on our blog and learn more here.

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