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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. 

A fond farewell to sea otter pup Rialto

A fond farewell to sea otter pup Rialto

September 19 was a bittersweet day for us at the Seattle Aquarium, as we said goodbye to Rialto and wished him a lifetime of health and happiness in his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Caring for Rialto

Caring for Rialto takes a lot of time and energy! Here’s what a daily shift consists of:

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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Sea Otter Pup's Winning Name Is...

Today the Seattle Aquarium along with Christie Johnson from KING 5 News announced the winning name of Aniak's new sea otter pup. With over 15,000 votes, the winning name is Sekiu! Thank you to everyone who voted.

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