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The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has welcomed a sea otter pup that was found abandoned in Carmel-by-the-Sea in April, and is seeking the public’s help in naming him.
Through the aquarium’s Adopt an Animal program, people can virtually adopt the pup by Sept. 30 for $100 or pay more to suggest a name. If the name is chosen, the person who suggested it will be invited to a training and feeding session with one of the animals at the aquarium.
The sea otter was found without his mother April 12 and was estimated by experts to be 3 weeks old, according to a news release. The pup was taken to Monterey Bay Aquarium, where staff tried to pair him with a surrogate mother, but were unsuccessful.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed the sea otter to be non-releasable into the wild.