Otters

Otter Outlook

Visit up close with curious and playful sea otters.

The California population of sea otters is less than 2,800 animals and is listed as Threatened by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. SeaWorld has a long history of helping otters in distress. The California sea otters at SeaWorld San Diego were initially stranded and rescued as part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program.


California sea otters are found exclusively along the coast of central California and can be seen at Otter Outlook. Lacking an insulating blubber layer, these otters are covered in dense, luxurious fur that keeps them warm. In fact, they have the densest fur of any mammal with up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch.


Because they have an extremely fast metabolism, California sea otters eat about 20 to 25 percent of their body weight daily. For an otter weighing 100 pounds, this would be 25 pounds of food every day.

Meet the Otters

Nova the Otter

Nova

Nova

Nova was rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium in March of 2018 when she was only a week old. This confident and independent otter is a shark bite survivor!
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Clover

Clover

Clover was born in November of 2010. She was rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium and arrived at SeaWorld on St. Patrick’s Day in 2011, hence the name Clover! She is the oldest of the group, and is considered a strong and silent type. Also, a bit feisty!
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Coco

Coco

Coco was born in August of 2011. She was rescued at one day old and arrived at SeaWorld when she was 3 months old. Coco is easily recognizable due to her blonde head. She’s very even-keeled and everybody’s best friend!
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Pumpkin the Otter

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin was rescued in September 2014 when she was only a day old! Part of her umbilicus was still attached. She arrived at SeaWorld in late October 2014, so was given the appropriate name, Pumpkin. She is the “high energy” otter of the group, and very interactive!
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Mocha the Otter

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha was born in November of 2011. She was rescued at about 4 weeks old and arrived at SeaWorld at 2 months old. Mocha is very recognizable due to her “grizzled” appearance, meaning that she is very blonde on the head and shoulders. She is the maternal one of the group!
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