To us, every animal is family, and if you live in BC, chances are you’ve seen our adorable Sea Otter critters in commercials. After a few of our team members read about the poor orphaned Sea Otter pup recently adopted by the Vancouver Aquarium in the Saturday morning paper, we decided that we had to do something to help out.
Fast forward a few e-mails, we ‘rallied the troops’, so to speak, and the decision was made to do what we could to support the Aquariums newest addition. We’re thrilled to announce that we will be presenting our friends at the Vancouver Aquarium with a cheque for $15,000 in the coming weeks.
Just in case you haven’t heard about our new friend, here are some details about her arrival to Vancouver.
The soon-to-be-named baby otter was rescued from the side of a road in Alaska this October. Can you imagine? After efforts to find her mother failed, she was taken into emergency care at Alaska SeaLife Center’s “I-Sea-U” before being transferred to her new home, here in Vancouver. Because the pup has not developed the necessary skills to survive in the wild, the Vancouver Aquarium opened its doors to provide her with a permanent home.
Remember that if you’re following the Vancouver Aquarium on Twitter, @vancouveraqua, you can help name the otter pup by tweeting them your favourite name! The choices, Katami, Susitna or Glacier, are all native to Alaska, where the pup was found. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #otterlove! We all have our favourites… what’s your pick?