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Posted on Nov 5, 2014

This Rescued Baby Otter Will Shock You With Its Fluffiness

Thanks to the Monterey Bay and Shedd aquariums, this little girl has a new chance at life.

Meet Pup 681, found alone and separated from her mother on Sept. 30.

Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez / Via

After her rescue, she's received "continual, round-the-clock care" from special vet teams at Shedd Aquarium.

Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez / Via

“It truly takes a village to rehabilitate a young sea otter. Our animal care team is teaching the pup how to be an otter,” said Tim Binder, VP of Animal Collections at Shedd, in a statement.

Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez / Via

And thank goodness! This little girl weighed around 2 pounds, which is "tiny for a newborn sea otter." Luckily, rescuers were able to start giving her the calories and care she needed.

Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

At first the water was a little weird to get used to...

...but she shook it off like a champ!

And like any good otter pup, she loves her bottle time. Who wouldn't enjoy being pampered?

She's not afraid to show a little affection...

...or to fall asleep absolutely anywhere.


Watch more of her antics here:

View this video on YouTube

Welcome to the family, Pup 681, and good luck out there!

Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

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