SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A California sea otter pup found stranded on a beach near Santa Barbara was brought to SeaWorld San Diego for long-term care.
The female pup was found as a newborn three months ago and treated for a viral infection. She arrived at SeaWorld Tuesday from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
A SeaWorld representative said the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determined that the otter should not be returned to the ocean, prompting the transfer. It is hoped that she can be introduced to the other sea otters at the park in a few weeks.
Veterinarians and animal care staff are monitoring the condition of the sea otter, which is consuming a diet of shrimp and clams. She weighs 13 1/2 pounds now -- normal female adults reach 44 pounds, according to SeaWorld.
The California sea otter is considered threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
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