Photo Release: WCS’s New York Aquarium Adopts Rescued Sea Otter Pup from Homer, Alaska

Rescued Sea Otter Pup Photo
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Brooklyn , New York – Aug. 16, 2010 – Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded this summer in Homer, Alaska, has found a new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. The two-month old pup will be bottle-fed a special sea otter formula and receive round-the-clock care until he can be weaned and moved into the aquarium’s sea otter exhibit later this year. Without his mother, Tazo would not have survived in the wild. 


Photo Credit: 
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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