November 23, 2017

Vancouver Aquarium rescues emaciated sea otter 'Whiffen'

The Vancouver Aquarium will spend hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars to save a sea otter found in critical condition.

The eight-year-old sea otter named ‘Whiffen’ was discovered on a shoreline next to a popular hiking trail near Sooke, B.C. It was emaciated and hypoglycemic. Its liver enzymes were high, and it had a damaged gastrointestinal track and wounded hind leg.

Aquarium staff doubted it would survive the trip to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver — but it did. Whiffen is now in intensive care and is being rehabilitated. 

“The first few days, we had a hard time keeping

Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/vancouver-aquarium-rescues-emaciated-sea-otter-wiffen-040406385.html