If you’re looking for your daily dose of cuteness, you might want to take a look at this video of a sea otter pup learning how to swim.
Shedd Aquarium posted the video on Tuesday of an orphaned otter pup, having been recently taken into their care, getting to know “her new family.” The otter’s name, as of now, is Pup 681.
According to Shedd Aquarium, the otter is just 5-weeks old and weighs less than 6 pounds. They also explain how Pup 681 got to where she is now:
Known so far as Pup 681, she was rescued along the southern California coast by state wildlife officials and taken to Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is a leader in sea otter rehabilitation. Shedd, with 25 years of experience in caring for fragile sea otter pups, quickly accepted Monterey Bay’s call to provide the tiny orphan with a permanent home.
Throughout the video, the otter spends time with some of the workers, all fluffy and cuddled up in a towel…until they put her into the water. Getting adjusted to her new environment, she’s placed into the water and floats around–even making some chirping sounds along the way. She gets spun around a few times, cleans herself on the mat and even gets fed a baby bottle. Getting out of the water, she uses her little flippers to push herself forward and proceeds to become a ball of fluff once again after being dried off.
As the video progresses, you can tell she becomes comfortable because it’s not long before she begins floating on her back in the pool, using just her flippers to move around.
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Now where do I sign up to take care of some otters pups?