This Orphaned Baby Otter is the Cutest Thing on Earth
This unspeakably adorable pup was discovered by a passerby on a beach in California due to the sound of her crying. Weighing just over two pounds, she was just a week old at the time.
She was promptly taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where it was determined that she’d been away from her mother for at least the better part of a day. As she was in critical condition, some time had to be dedicated to feeding and rehabilitating her.
Pup 681, as she’s currently known, has since been moved to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium (whose special PeekYou profile can be visited by clicking their highlighted name). Still only weighing six pounds, or so, and measuring a mere 22 inches long, she’s said to be coming along nicely. She does still, however, require ’round-the-clock attention.