November 25, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium's first surrogate otter mother dies

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Otter lovers will be missing “Mae,” a popular 11-year-old California sea otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who died suddenly Saturday.

Rescued as a two-day-old pup near Santa Cruz in 2001, she became the first otter to raise five other pups during her life at the aquarium, said spokesman Ken Peterson.

Mae had seizures for several days before she died, said Peterson. Although laboratory test results were normal, her seizures became more frequent and she didn’t respond to intensive

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