Meet The Fluffy Wild Otter Pup Born Near Monterey Bay Aquarium

Puff baby

In an early Christmas present to the world, the Monterey Bay Aquarium posted pictures and videos of a newborn sea otter pup.

Last weekend, employees at the Monterey Bay Aquarium noticed a female sea otter hanging out in the quiet shallows of the Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool. On December 20, she gave birth to a healthy (and adorable!) otter pup.

Since then the mom and pup have left the tide pool presumably to get food, but not before Aquarium staff were able to catch some fantastic photo and video of the pair.

Watch the mom and pup resting in the bay in the video below:

You can keep updated on the otters status on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Tumblr, which has been posting photos of these otters as well as rescued otters currently under the care and supervision of Aquarium staff.

As an added bonus, watch the Aquarium’s resident otters enjoy frozen holiday treats (the sprinkles/icing are minced clams).


It’s hard being this adorable all the time. Like all newborns, this otter needs plenty of rest and care.

Otter Kisses

Mother and pup share a moment in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Great Tide Pool.


We imagine momma otter is thinking “This is my ball of fluff. Get your own.”

Naptime again

Soon enough the mother otter will teach her pup how to survive in the wild. For now, they rest.

Simba Impression

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”