Baby sea otter finds new home

Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A baby sea otter that was found on a beach by a couple taking a stroll on Kodiak Island has a new home at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

The newborn - probably just a couple of days old and weighing less than 3 pounds when found last week - has learned how to suckle sea otter formula from a baby bottle and is getting stronger.

SeaLife Center staff in Seward say the tiny bundle of fur, named Kaladi, will remain in the nursery until she is ready for a permanent home.

Tim Lebling, the SeaLife Center's stranding coordinator, says the pup's mother may have abandoned Kaladi soon after giving birth, but he says it is hard to actually know how an animal becomes an orphan.

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