The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. I thought that was really cool.". The sea otters at the Aquarium are famous for being cute and fluffy, but there’s more to them than being adorable. By Linda Barnard. The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre — a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals — is the only one of its kind in Canada. "And, it's clear that Joey has been helping literally hundreds of people," Georgina said. He is gaining weight, learning behaviors, and just being an otter,” said Kristyn Plancarte, another marine mammal trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium. To a sea urchin, crab or clam, a sea otter is a fearsome predator. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. He was taken to the Vancouver Aquarium's off-site Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center, where he currently resides. VANCOUVER -- A baby otter, rescued this summer off the coast of Vancouver Island, ... Joey the Otter swims at the Vancouver Aquarium in Oct. 2020. After settling into a private nursery at the Vancouver Aquarium, Tazlina will slowly be introduced to the older sea otters already in residence. Stay up-to-date on the biggest health and wellness news with our weekly recap. On the day she spoke with Fox News, she had just done an off-site sea lion disentanglement and taken a penguin to get a CT scan. The Vancouver Aquarium (an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation. Via Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. No gift is too small to make a big difference. But this week they have a brand new temporary resident that may be the cutest of them all. The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. At that point, he weighed just around 3.5 pounds. All rights reserved. The veterinary team provides medical treatment to harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, elephant seals, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Your kind gift today will help support the emergency care for our newest patient - Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. Joey is an orphan. An adult sea otter, presumed to be his mother, was found deceased in the area the next morning. Fox News Flash top headlines are here. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium have been experiencing similar financial woes. Cahoon had worked at a small animal practice with dogs and cats for 13 years before becoming involved in the program. For Joey the Baby Sea Otter. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. I just think that's so awesome and I love it. His activities involve getting groomed, playing with his many toys, eating a clam-laced formula roughly every two hours, diving into ice buckets, swimming around his turtle kiddie pool affectionately named "Sheldon," and more recently swimming and diving. VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF 'CUTE' ANIMALS CAN REDUCE STRESS, STUDY CLAIMS. Watching the antics of baby otter Joey has turned out to be a welcome pause during stressful times. The student, who goes by Georgina T., found that watching his videos made her happy and relieved some of her stress. Georgina said she thought people were drawn to Joey as a method of escapism from reality. Joey is an almost 3-month-old male Canadian-born sea otter. Otters have approximately 1 million hair follicles per square inch of their fur. A sea otter pup found stranded on a roadside in Alaska has been brought back to health 1:54. A tiny baby sea otter has had a rough start in life but is now ... 10-day old sea otter pup rescued off Vancouver Island – Jul 7, 2020 ... Vancouver Aquarium … The sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium were rescued when they were just babies. Find transportation tips here. A recent report shared in the New York Post detailed a collaborative survey by the University of Leeds and Tourism Western Australia that concluded watching videos of cute animals can significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been nursing the orphaned otter back to health. Unfortunately, the Vancouver Aquarium has closed indefinitely. She is working on a survey to study the positive impact young Joey has had on viewers across the globe and whether or not their understanding of sea otters and marine mammal conservation had changed since watching him. "Psychiatrists are really interested in therapy, and I got really interested in [the] analysis of therapy: particularly canine-assisted therapy," she told Fox News. She also uncovered that others shared those feelings and it piqued her interest. The male sea otter pup was rescued near Kyuquot on Vancouver Island on July 2nd. Joey gets combed and dried by his caretakers. Find services & amenities here. ", A volunteer at the rescue center holds a wet baby Joey. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). Life in the sea otter habitat at the Vancouver Aquarium can get frisky, but its six current residents ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Our Gift Shop offers fun and memorable aquatic-themed gifts for all ages. Joey will eventually need to become independent and move in with the other otters at the center — some of whom he's already met, though apprehensively. Your symbolic adoption is a tax-deductible donation that enables us to continue to save lives. We’re talking about Joey, the orphaned baby Sea Otter. The next day, she returned to the area to find a tiny otter pup—3.8 lb. The donations pop up in a ticker on Joey's stream. Orphaned otter pup, Joey, has found a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. Otters have no blubber to regulate heat and rely on their soft, dense fur for insulation. "So, I actually was really excited by the idea that [...] a sea otter could do a similar sort of thing potentially and be bringing positive benefits to people. A beautiful backdrop for events big and small. The Vancouver Aquarium has some pretty cute sea life. The Vancouver Aquarium said goodbye to a beloved resident this morning as Walter the sea otter passed away in his sleep. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). "So, that's why we have to feed them so often — to keep up that metabolism and keep the blood glucose up," Cahoon explained. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Over 70,000 animals and over 30 unique exhibits. Your window into the Vancouver Aquarium. First and foremost, Cahoon was worried about his temperature. 1:54. All of the sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium are rescued animals. Market data provided by Factset. On Monday, July 6, the Vancouver Aquarium took to Twitter to share the photos of their latest rescue: Joey the orphaned sea otter. The otter … "So, it's been it's been a really hard time and really sad times around here," she admitted. "So, it's really cool.". Rialto, an abandoned baby sea otter rescued on a Washington state beach by the Seattle Aquarium, has taken up permanent residence at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium is getting a new baby sea otter that was rescued in Washington. ", "I'm so happy that he's able to bring happiness to so many different people," she added. One U.K. psychology student – who wanted to remain partially anonymous – was so inspired by Joey after watching his jellyfish toy video that she petitioned Ocean Wise to study the impact Joey has had on the mental health of those who watch him frequently. Help care for this sea otter pup by making a generous tax-receiptable gift today. Three rescued sea otter pups from the Vancouver Aquarium – Rialto, Mak and Kunik – were introduced for the first time this week to the Aquarium’s adult otter Tanu. Joey’s custom new digs will be visible to the public and lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. Named Rialto, the three week old otter was in critical condition when he was found separated from his mother on August 1 in Olympic National Park – he was emaciated, suffering from pneumonia, and had gastrointestinal issues. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. "It's [...] really touching and heartwarming to see a little creature like this bring together so many people from so many different places," Cahoon said. Fox News Flash top headlines for September 29, significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. She, too, noted the "community" Joey had gathered. Related Stories. Read more. For the very first time, visitors will be able to watch his rehabilitation journey in his newly-built nursery. Your kind gift today will help support and care for Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. He's curious, he's highly intelligent, and Cahoon noted that he's "demanding." And... obviously, it's not anything that you ever want to see happen in your lifetime, but COVID has brought that to a lot of people. And as of this moment, he is playing around in a tub of ice cubes, aka otter catnip. So, we're just kind of dealing with it as best we can. Vancouver Aquarium takes in baby otter. CBC News Vancouver at 6. Watch sea otters eat and play, penguins waddle, and jellies float peacefully by from the comfort of your own home. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. "You know, [there are] some people [who] had been here for a really, really long time and absolutely loved working at the aquarium and we had to say goodbye to them. Lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. Rescued sea otter pup Hardy (Vancouver Aquarium) According to the release, newborn sea otters are helpless and totally rely on their mom, who will carry the pup on her tummy for weeks so she can groom and feed it. Raising wild animals – especially rescues – can be a daunting and expensive pursuit. Ocean Wise's director of communications, Amber Sessions, told Fox News that they have received donations from "more than 30 countries including Finland, Philippines, Japan and Slovakia." According to California's Monterey Bay Aquarium – which has its own rescue program – it takes about $16,000 per year to raise one otter. 8 years ago Video. Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process. Small, furry and still attached to her fleshy umbilical cord, this newborn Northern sea otter caught the attention of some fishermen trawling for salmon at Alaska’s Anchor Point in April. Joey has a staff member and a volunteer present 24 hours a day. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C. ", COLORADO ZOO LIVESTREAMS GIRAFFE BIRTH, VIEWERS PLEASED WITH ADORABLE NEWBORN: ‘SUCH A CUTIE’. Rialto, a baby otter that was found alone and starving on Rialto Beach in Washington’s Olympic National Park last month, will soon be moving to his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. To symbolically adopt Joey or another rescue patient at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, those interested can visit mmrpatients.org. The Vancouver Aquarium has welcomed an adorable new arrival. Under authorization from DFO, the team rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 120 animals each year; For every patient, the goal is to treat, rehabilitate and return it to the wild as soon as possible. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. or redistributed. Nineteen participants watched videos of Western Australia’s quokkas – a famously adorable marsupial – for 30 minutes. All rights reserved. You can contribute to the care of over 70,000 creatures by sponsoring an animal today. 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