B.C. marine centre livestreams recovery of baby sea otter rescued on Vancouver Island

B.C. marine centre livestreams recovery of baby sea otter rescued on Vancouver Island
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Joey was discovered in Kyuquot, a community on northern Vancouver Island, after someone heard him crying overnight on July 2. He's now in the care of staff at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver.

Say goodbye to productivity because you can watch an adorable baby otter play, swim, sleep, eat and act super cute all day and night.

The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver has set up a 24-hour live webcam of a rescued sea otter pup named Joey that is currently in their care.

Joey was discovered in Kyuquot, a community on northern Vancouver Island, after someone heard him crying overnight on July 2 and then found a dead adult otter, believed to be his mother, nearby the following morning.

The 10-day-old  baby otter was then located and transported by air to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, which rehabilitates and releases injured and sick marine mammals, on July 3.

“He’s tiny, hypothermic and in urgent need of some food, but, otherwise seems to be in rather good shape. Staff are working to stabilize him, and he is receiving around-the-clock care,” MMRC wrote in a post on July 3.

Since arriving, Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has documented Joey’s recovery, sharing adorable photos and videos of him on their website and on social media.

“His favourite toy of the moment seems to be an orange pylon (although he has a huge selection now). And if there’s one thing he likes more than all his toys, it’s probably ice. He likes to cuddle with it, suckle on it, crunch it, roll in it – you name it, he does it,” MMRC wrote on July 31.

The centre also decided it would be a good idea set up a 24-hour livestream of Joey on YouTube, giving the entire world a much-needed distraction from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can also donate to the centre, which uses the money to help cover the costs associated with recovery, by symbolically adopting Joey.

You can watch the live stream by clicking here, visiting www.mmrpatients.org/patient/el2001-joey/, or clicking on the video below.

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