PHOTOS: Sea otter births pup inside Monterey Bay Aquarium's tide pool

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">A wild sea otter that entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium&#39;s Great Tide Pool in Monterey, Calif.  gave birth to a pup Saturday, March 5, 2016. (Monterey Bay Aquarium)</span></div>
A wild sea otter that entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Great Tide Pool in Monterey gave birth to a pup on Saturday.

RELATED: Chicago aquarium takes in otter pup found stranded in Carmel

The birth took place in the afternoon as visitors and staff looked on, according to aquarium officials.



As of Sunday morning, the mother and pup remain in the tide pool, resting.

RELATED: Sea otter pup rescued in Bay Area celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week

The mother had most likely entered the tide pool seeking shelter from the stormy seas, aquarium officials said.

RELATED: Adorable video shows baby sea otter learn how to swim, groom, play

In December, another sea otter mother entered the tide pool's sheltered waters and gave birth, according to aquarium officials.

Click here for more stories about cute animals!

Related Topics:
societyanimalshedd aquariumbaby animalswild animalscute animalsconservationmontery bay aquariumMonterey Bay Aquarium
(Copyright 2016 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Is prohibited.)

Load Comments

CUTE ANIMALS
More cute animals

SOCIETY
More Society

Top Stories
Show More