October 17, 2018

Shedd Aquarium Sea Lion Otis Dies

Photo Credit: Brenna Hernandez/Shedd Aquarium

Sad news from the Shedd Aquarium, where Otis—a 13-year-old California sea lion—was euthanized. Otis was best known for his loud barks, which filled the Abbott Oceanarium

The decision to put Otis down was made after a rapid decline in his health from a progressive advancement of urogenital cancer. Shedd veterinarians performed a necropsy on Otis, which showed signs consistent with the disease.

Otis was one of two sea lions who came to the Shedd in 2009 as part of a government effort to relocate sea lions

Source: http://chicagoist.com/2012/03/02/shedd_aquarium_sea_lion_otis_dies.php