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Part 6: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy is living up to his name! He is doing great and no longer requires formula from a bottle—he’s graduated to a diet of solid food including clams, squid and pollock fillets and now weighs 20.7 pounds (9.42 kgs). 

Part 5: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 5: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy is now in his eleventh week at the Vancouver Aquarium and continues to hit milestones! He is growing quickly and becoming quite independent. 

Part 4: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 4: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

At 10 weeks old, Hardy, the rescued sea otter pup at Vancouver Aquarium, weighs 18.7 pounds (8.48 kg). He’s experienced many milestones over the past week. His surf clam now includes more of the entire clam, which he is eating like a champ. 

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 3: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

It is now the fourth week of the Seattle Aquarium staff providing animal care assistance to Hardy, a rescued sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium. He is growing stronger and bigger and becoming more independent every day. 

Part 2: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Part 2: Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Hardy, a rescued northern sea otter pup, is well on his way to recovery at the Vancouver Aquarium. This is the second week that Seattle Aquarium staff have traveled to Vancouver to assist in his 24-hour care. 

Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Seattle Aquarium assists with Hardy, the rescued sea otter

Meet Hardy, the newest rescued orphaned northern sea otter pup at the Vancouver Aquarium. He was rescued from northern Vancouver Island and is now receiving 24-hour care. 

Sekiu's next step

Sekiu's next step

Sekiu, the young sea otter born at the Aquarium last winter, is now at the age where—if she lived in the wild—she would be on her own, no longer dependent on her mom. Weaning occurs naturally in the wild but animals in the care of humans sometimes need a bit of help.

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