Sea otter found near death on a beach gets a heart-warming rescue

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VIA Vancouver Aquarium : Our veterinary team is working around-the-clock at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre to save a severely injured adult male sea otter who was rescued on Sunday, February 23. He was found on Whiffen Spit, on Vancouver Island, non-responsive and required immediate medical intervention. Together with a team from the BCSPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre, the Aquarium's Rescue Centre team rescued the critically injured animal from the beach. The otter was extremely emaciated with undetermined injuries to his hind flippers. Tests showed that he was hypoglycemic, a sign that he has not been meeting his daily caloric requirement for some time. He was transported to Vancouver and admitted to the Rescue Centre where staff continue to stabilize him. He is receiving 24-hour intensive care and is being hand-fed every two hours. It is still too early to tell if he will survive, but we are doing everything we can to ensure he has the best chance for a successful rehabilitation for eventual release back into local waters.

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