Rescued Northern Sea Otter Gets Treats to Celebrate First Year at the WCS New York Aquarium
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – July
29, 2011 – Tazo, a one-year-old northern sea otter rescued last year
following a storm that separated him from his mother in Alaska, received ice
treats made from krill and capelin fish puree to celebrate the anniversary of
his arrival at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium.
Tazo was only about three weeks old when he was found
stranded in Alaska. After being given initial care at the Alaska Sea Life
Center, Tazo made his permanent move to WCS’s New York Aquarium last July, and
joined Jacob, the Aquarium’s other sea otter, on exhibit this June.
Although sea otters, sea lions and all the animals at the
aquarium have plenty to eat and lots of toys to play with, other sea life
around the world suffers the effects of climate change and other environmental
plagues. To help combat this issue, WCS is hosting the first-ever Run for the
Wild in Brooklyn on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 to benefit sea turtles and other sea
life. To register for the run or to get more information, visit wcsrunforthewild.org/nyaquarium.
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS
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change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans
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