A sea otter expert from Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is working around the clock to help care for an abandoned sea otter pup rescued after being found on an Alaskan beach.
According to the aquarium, they received a call from the Alaska SeaLife Center about a two-month-old Northern sea otter found on a beach in Kasilof, Alaska.
They named the sea otter pup Kasilof after the name of the town.
His glucose levels were extremely low and he was starving, so they worked to get his diet and fluids improved, and restore his pup fur, damaged by a loss of body heat.
"The first nine months of an otter’s development are critical because they are completely dependent on their mothers to teach them survival skills necessary to live in the wild," according to the aquarium.
Now, he is receiving the "otter-ly" best 24/7 care to make sure he survives.