October 17, 2018

Aquarium otter who raised orphaned pups dies

(CBS/AP) MONTEREY, Calif. – A sea otter described by officials at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the most important animal in the history of the aquarium’s otter research program has died.

Aquarium officials say a female otter named Toola died in the aquarium’s veterinary care center early Saturday.

Aquarium spokesman Ken Peterson says Toola died of natural causes and of infirmities of age. She was believed to be 15 or 16 years old.

Peterson says she was the first rescued sea otter that aquarium officials know of anywhere in the world that helped raise sea otter pups that were later

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57390526/aquarium-otter-who-raised-orphaned-pups-dies/