Friday, December 12, 2014

Baby sea otter, Luna, found in California

"Pup 681" during a feeding at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
 An orphaned sea otter pup was rescued from the California coast and ended up at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Her name is Luna. 
The people at the aquarium named her Pup 681.  Then they held a contest to find a name for her. 10,000 people entered. They found that Luna was the most voted for name. The name Luna has significance because, she was found in Half Moon Bay.

Luna was more than two pounds when she was found in October on Coastaways Beach between San Mateo and Santa Cruz.

"A team of marine staff at Shedd Aquarium have been determined to provide 24-7 care to Luna since her arrival in October. She was one of the smallest otters ever rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's team and has come incredibly far. Now almost twelve weeks old, the otter is up to 14 pounds. Luna receives eight feeding sessions daily and four types of seafood have been added to her diet. She still is fed from a bottle and is learning behavior for her survival like foraging for food and grooming on her own." This information came from The Chicago Tribune. 

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