While unsure how the two became separated, the center teamed up with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to scour the area for the missing mama.
The team searched the harbor, holding up the baby as they passed adult female sea otters, hoping one would come forward and claim the little one. Sure enough, about a kilometer away, one otter finally approached the boat.
Biologist Mike Harris tossed her the pup–don’t worry, baby otters float–and the two were overjoyed to be together once again.
Love heartwarming animal rescue stories? Then you otter check out this incredible rescue carried out by the Monetary Bay Aquarium’s baby sea otter rehabilitation program.
But since you came here for some otter love, check out the video below of the otterly adorable reunion!
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