and no more than two weeks old—squealing beside a dead adult otter presumed to be his mother. Vancouver Aquarium takes in baby otter. where Joey tries to make a run for it while working with veterinarian technician Sion Cahoon. Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process. He was estimated to be just 10 days old when he was found. The Vancouver Aquarium has some pretty cute sea life. She also uncovered that others shared those feelings and it piqued her interest. On Monday, July 6, the Vancouver Aquarium took to Twitter to share the photos of their latest rescue: Joey the orphaned sea otter. The otter … Legal Statement. Stay up-to-date on the biggest health and wellness news with our weekly recap. Watch sea otters eat and play, penguins waddle, and jellies float peacefully by from the comfort of your own home. Help care for this sea otter pup by making a generous tax-receiptable gift today. Additionally, a clinical psychological analysis found that anxiety levels were reduced on average by 35%, and in some cases by nearly half, the Daily Mail reported. Cahoon explained health restrictions did not allow for the aquarium to have enough staff on site to raise money like they normally do and many of her co-workers have since been laid off. Rescued sea otter pup Hardy (Vancouver Aquarium) According to the release, newborn sea otters are helpless and totally rely on their mom, who will carry the pup on her tummy for weeks so she can groom and feed it. So, we're just kind of dealing with it as best we can. Find transportation tips here. All rights reserved. Walter first came to the Aquarium in 2013, after he was found injured on a Tofino coastline. She was also concerned about his blood glucose levels because otters can become hypoglycemic very quickly. The next day, she returned to the area to find a tiny otter pup—3.8 lb. "So, that's why we have to feed them so often — to keep up that metabolism and keep the blood glucose up," Cahoon explained. The student, who goes by Georgina T., found that watching his videos made her happy and relieved some of her stress. Grooming is an important part of his daily ritual. As of this week, he weighs about 20 pounds. According to the Aquarium, Joey was found "orphaned, hypothermic and hypoglycaemic near Kyuquot," which is on northwest Vancouver Island. Joey is a male sea otter pup believed to be just 10 days old when he was rescued. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. The Vancouver Aquarium (an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation. With that many to care for and no paying visitors, the Aquarium is largely relying on donations to keep them going. Your symbolic adoption is a tax-deductible donation that enables us to continue to save lives. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. Otters have approximately 1 million hair follicles per square inch of their fur. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Raising wild animals – especially rescues – can be a daunting and expensive pursuit. She recalled the day she was contacted about Joey and the moment she laid eyes on her new furry friend. Joey's popularity has had an interesting effect on his supporters and adoptive "parents. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Experience the Aquarium in a whole new way. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C.