Vancouver Aquarium veterinarians would come to find that Walter was suffering from multiple injuries due to a gunshot, including blindness. He was flying in on a seaplane near the Vancouver Airport. Your window into the Vancouver Aquarium. So far, she's received almost 500 responses. Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process. Fox News Flash top headlines for September 29, significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. As this pup requires 24-hour care in order to survive, we need your help now more than ever. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C. The male sea otter pup was rescued near Kyuquot on Vancouver Island on July 2nd. In July, he was discovered alone and crying off the coast of Kyuquot. Crews are attempting to capture the otter to transport it to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Centre,” the Unified Command said in a statement, Tuesday. The otter … Your kind gift today will help support and care for Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. For the very first time, visitors will be able to watch his rehabilitation journey in his newly-built nursery. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. He was taken to the Vancouver Aquarium's off-site Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center, where he currently resides. VANCOUVER -- A baby otter, rescued this summer off the coast of Vancouver Island, ... Joey the Otter swims at the Vancouver Aquarium in Oct. 2020. Now they’re thriving in their Aquarium habitat. The Vancouver Aquarium has some pretty cute sea life. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C. Small, furry and still attached to her fleshy umbilical cord, this newborn Northern sea otter caught the attention of some fishermen trawling for salmon at Alaska’s Anchor Point in April. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. She is working on a survey to study the positive impact young Joey has had on viewers across the globe and whether or not their understanding of sea otters and marine mammal conservation had changed since watching him. "It's [...] really touching and heartwarming to see a little creature like this bring together so many people from so many different places," Cahoon said. To a sea urchin, crab or clam, a sea otter is a fearsome predator. "So, I actually was really excited by the idea that [...] a sea otter could do a similar sort of thing potentially and be bringing positive benefits to people. They were so young that they didn’t know how to eat by themselves or groom themselves yet. Raising wild animals – especially rescues – can be a daunting and expensive pursuit. Orphaned otter pup, Joey, has found a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. To symbolically adopt Joey or another rescue patient at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, those interested can visit mmrpatients.org. "You know, [there are] some people [who] had been here for a really, really long time and absolutely loved working at the aquarium and we had to say goodbye to them. Find transportation tips here. Experience the Aquarium in a whole new way. She recalled the day she was contacted about Joey and the moment she laid eyes on her new furry friend. I thought that was really cool.". Georgina said she thought people were drawn to Joey as a method of escapism from reality. Joey has a staff member and a volunteer present 24 hours a day. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. He is gaining weight, learning behaviors, and just being an otter,” said Kristyn Plancarte, another marine mammal trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium. For Joey the Baby Sea Otter. But, something unexpected happened amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic: Joey has become a YouTube livestream sensation. This Sleepy Baby Sea Otter Livestream Is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See All Week ... but is recovering at the Vancouver Aquarium. While there is not yet a conclusive tally of just how much money raised or how many peoples' spirits Joey has lifted, Cahoon promised that Joey's team would try to keep the stream going as long as possible. A tiny sea otter pup rescued by boaters after possibly being lost or abandoned is receiving 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Watching the antics of baby otter Joey has turned out to be a welcome pause during stressful times. Tune in to Joey TV! Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Related Stories. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Our Gift Shop offers fun and memorable aquatic-themed gifts for all ages. And as of this moment, he is playing around in a tub of ice cubes, aka otter catnip. Otters have no blubber to regulate heat and rely on their soft, dense fur for insulation. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Your symbolic adoption is a tax-deductible donation that enables us to continue to save lives. Help care for this sea otter pup by making a generous tax-receiptable gift today. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. and no more than two weeks old—squealing beside a dead adult otter presumed to be his mother. Grooming is an important part of his daily ritual. The Vancouver Aquarium is about to get a lot cuter with the arrival of Rialto, a baby sea otter found stranded on a Washington beach in early August. The Vancouver Aquarium is getting a new baby sea otter that was rescued in Washington. Alaskan sea otters Baby otters Conservation Education Featured - Category Featured - Main Featured - www.vanaqua.org Mak and Kunik Marine mammal care team Rescue story Rialto Sea Otter sea otter pups Vancouver Aquarium You Otter Name Them Vancouver Aquarium pausing public programming to focus on transformation. The sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium were rescued when they were just babies. At that point, he weighed just around 3.5 pounds. Under authorization from DFO, the team rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 120 animals each year; For every patient, the goal is to treat, rehabilitate and return it to the wild as soon as possible. He's curious, he's highly intelligent, and Cahoon noted that he's "demanding." She was also concerned about his blood glucose levels because otters can become hypoglycemic very quickly. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. The rescue center also posts daily videos to their YouTube page for those who want to see the best highlights, like the classic "Joey and the Evil Towel" – a video with more than 52,000 hits – and 509,000-view "Wiggle, wiggle, JUMP!" But this week they have a brand new temporary resident that may be the cutest of them all. where Joey tries to make a run for it while working with veterinarian technician Sion Cahoon. The donations pop up in a ticker on Joey's stream. On Monday, the Canadian facility announced that they had brought in an "orphaned" otter pup for treatment. He was discovered near Kyuquot after a concerned member of the public heard him vocalizing overnight on July 2 and discovered a deceased adult sea otter in the area, presumed to be his mother, the next morning. Joey will eventually need to become independent and move in with the other otters at the center — some of whom he's already met, though apprehensively. So, we're just kind of dealing with it as best we can. She, too, noted the "community" Joey had gathered. Ocean Wise's director of communications, Amber Sessions, told Fox News that they have received donations from "more than 30 countries including Finland, Philippines, Japan and Slovakia." The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre — a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals — is the only one of its kind in Canada. They’re playful creatures that do a lot of energetic wrestling, so she’ll need to be a comparable weight before she meets her new friends… “Any time a baby otter comes in, it’s very exciting. Joey is an orphan. "So, it's really cool.". His activities involve getting groomed, playing with his many toys, eating a clam-laced formula roughly every two hours, diving into ice buckets, swimming around his turtle kiddie pool affectionately named "Sheldon," and more recently swimming and diving. Watch sea otters eat and play, penguins waddle, and jellies float peacefully by from the comfort of your own home. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). Fox News Flash top headlines are here. A recent report shared in the New York Post detailed a collaborative survey by the University of Leeds and Tourism Western Australia that concluded watching videos of cute animals can significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. As of this week, he weighs about 20 pounds. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Additionally, a clinical psychological analysis found that anxiety levels were reduced on average by 35%, and in some cases by nearly half, the Daily Mail reported. This baby Northern sea otter is a youngster, and she’s surely going to shake things up. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process, we need your help now more than ever. He cried loudly throughout most of the interview with Fox News. Over 70,000 animals and over 30 unique exhibits. A beautiful backdrop for events big and small. The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. Meet Joey, the adorable rescued sea otter pup. ", "I'm so happy that he's able to bring happiness to so many different people," she added. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium have been experiencing similar financial woes. The veterinary team provides medical treatment to harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, elephant seals, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. You can find her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto. Nineteen participants watched videos of Western Australia’s quokkas – a famously adorable marsupial – for 30 minutes. "And, I'm kind of getting goosebumps just talking about it. Otters have approximately 1 million hair follicles per square inch of their fur. The Vancouver Aquarium said goodbye to a beloved resident this morning as Walter the sea otter passed away in his sleep. With that many to care for and no paying visitors, the Aquarium is largely relying on donations to keep them going. The Aquarium says the first meeting went very well, and they will continue to gradually introduce Tanu … The sea otters at the Aquarium are famous for being cute and fluffy, but there’s more to them than being adorable. One U.K. psychology student – who wanted to remain partially anonymous – was so inspired by Joey after watching his jellyfish toy video that she petitioned Ocean Wise to study the impact Joey has had on the mental health of those who watch him frequently. Cahoon had worked at a small animal practice with dogs and cats for 13 years before becoming involved in the program. The Vancouver Aquarium has a new rescue to look after. Three rescued sea otter pups from the Vancouver Aquarium – Rialto, Mak and Kunik – were introduced for the first time this week to the Aquarium’s adult otter Tanu. "So, it's been it's been a really hard time and really sad times around here," she admitted. Now, the small otter pup has thousands of devoted viewers from across the globe watching his daily routines from the many cameras installed in the facility, and commenting in an active Live Chat. The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. According to California's Monterey Bay Aquarium – which has its own rescue program – it takes about $16,000 per year to raise one otter. Dedicated staff had to bottle-feed and groom them until they learned how to do it themselves. Stay up-to-date on the biggest health and wellness news with our weekly recap. All rights reserved. ", COLORADO ZOO LIVESTREAMS GIRAFFE BIRTH, VIEWERS PLEASED WITH ADORABLE NEWBORN: ‘SUCH A CUTIE’. Walk, bike & more. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The student, who goes by Georgina T., found that watching his videos made her happy and relieved some of her stress. An adult sea otter, presumed to be his mother, was found deceased in the area the next morning. Joey is an almost 3-month-old male Canadian-born sea otter. Lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. Rialto, an abandoned baby sea otter rescued on a Washington state beach by the Seattle Aquarium, has taken up permanent residence at the Vancouver Aquarium. Joey gets combed and dried by his caretakers. Market data provided by Factset. For the very first time, visitors will be able to watch his rehabilitation journey in his newly-built nursery. Vancouver Aquarium takes in baby otter. Named Rialto, the three week old otter was in critical condition when he was found separated from his mother on August 1 in Olympic National Park – he was emaciated, suffering from pneumonia, and had gastrointestinal issues. The Aquarium has paused all on-site public programming and temporarily closed to the public while we focus on transformation. There are currently around 75 staff members on-site taking care of more than 70,000 animals, including fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians, monkeys, and marine mammals. Buy your tickets and view our opening hours here. "And, it's clear that Joey has been helping literally hundreds of people," Georgina said. Joey is a male sea otter pup believed to be just 10 days old when he was rescued. Unfortunately, the Vancouver Aquarium has closed indefinitely. CBC News Vancouver at 6. Find services & amenities here. Rescued sea otter pup Hardy (Vancouver Aquarium) According to the release, newborn sea otters are helpless and totally rely on their mom, who will carry the pup on her tummy for weeks so she can groom and feed it. He was estimated to be just 10 days old when he was found. On Monday, July 6, the Vancouver Aquarium took to Twitter to share the photos of their latest rescue: Joey the orphaned sea otter. You can contribute to the care of over 70,000 creatures by sponsoring an animal today. 1:54. Joey's popularity has had an interesting effect on his supporters and adoptive "parents. ", A volunteer at the rescue center holds a wet baby Joey. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). Cahoon spoke with Fox News while working with Joey on FaceTime earlier this month. We’re talking about Joey, the orphaned baby Sea Otter. No gift is too small to make a big difference. Walter first came to the Aquarium in 2013, after he was found injured on a Tofino coastline. Legal Statement. According to the Aquarium, Joey was found "orphaned, hypothermic and hypoglycaemic near Kyuquot," which is on northwest Vancouver Island. And... obviously, it's not anything that you ever want to see happen in your lifetime, but COVID has brought that to a lot of people. "So, that's why we have to feed them so often — to keep up that metabolism and keep the blood glucose up," Cahoon explained. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Via Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Rialto, a baby otter that was found alone and starving on Rialto Beach in Washington’s Olympic National Park last month, will soon be moving to his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. First and foremost, Cahoon was worried about his temperature. Your kind gift today will help support the emergency care for our newest patient - Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. Enjoy each moment. The next day, she returned to the area to find a tiny otter pup—3.8 lb. The Vancouver Aquarium (an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation. 24 hour live-stream coverage. Market data provided by Factset. I just think that's so awesome and I love it. The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been nursing the orphaned otter back to health. A tiny baby sea otter has had a rough start in life but is now ... 10-day old sea otter pup rescued off Vancouver Island – Jul 7, 2020 ... Vancouver Aquarium … On the day she spoke with Fox News, she had just done an off-site sea lion disentanglement and taken a penguin to get a CT scan. All rights reserved. Read more. All of the sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium are rescued animals. By Linda Barnard. His mother was found floating, dead, a day later. A sea otter pup found stranded on a roadside in Alaska has been brought back to health 1:54. After settling into a private nursery at the Vancouver Aquarium, Tazlina will slowly be introduced to the older sea otters already in residence. To learn more about the Vancouver Aquarium, supporters can go to vanaqua.org. She, herself, keeps Joey on her computer screen at all times. 8 years ago Video. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, "Psychiatrists are really interested in therapy, and I got really interested in [the] analysis of therapy: particularly canine-assisted therapy," she told Fox News. or redistributed. Cahoon explained health restrictions did not allow for the aquarium to have enough staff on site to raise money like they normally do and many of her co-workers have since been laid off. Life in the sea otter habitat at the Vancouver Aquarium can get frisky, but its six current residents ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. The individuals had their blood pressure and heart rates taken before and after watching the animal clips, and researchers found both fell significantly in the course of watching the video footage. Joey’s custom new digs will be visible to the public and lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF 'CUTE' ANIMALS CAN REDUCE STRESS, STUDY CLAIMS. 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