Cinder the Baby Sea OtterSeptember 13, 2019
Meet Cinder the baby sea otter! 💙
Rescued after being orphaned and stranded in Alaska, this five-week-old northern sea otter pup was dehydrated and underweight when she was taken in by the Alaska SeaLife Center in August. Her condition stabilized, but she was deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Cinder was brought to SeaWorld San Diego in early September, where she is receiving excellent round-the-clock care in our Otter Outlook nursery and adjusting well to her new home. Our animal care specialists are helping her learn to swim and groom herself, and she is fed a specialized marine mammal baby otter milk formula every three hours.
When she is big enough, Cinder will be introduced to her new family- Mocha, Coco, Clover, and Pumpkin- and become a vital ambassador for her counterparts in the wild. For now, guests may be able to spot Cinder through the Sea Otter Nursery windows at Otter Outlook, or see her in person on our Sea Otter Encounter!
Did You Know: SeaWorld San Diego has rescued more than 20,000 animals over the last 55 years, and all the SeaWorld parks together have rescued more than 35,000! CLICK HERE to learn more.