Otterly Heartmelting: The orphaned sea otter Joey chews on ice cubes at the Canadian rescue center, where he has become a livestream sensation
- J.Oey was admitted as a newborn to the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center
- In the absence of a mother, he learns how to be an otter at the Vancouver Aquarium
- The species was near endangered in the 1700s and 1800s
This cute video footage of an otter chewing on ice cubes is enough to melt anyone's heart.
The adorable four month old male sea otter named Joey doesn't just play in front of the camera, either.
The orphaned animal discovered that chewing on ice cubes is actually very good for its teeth.
Joey was spotted alone crying off the coast of Kyuquot, British Columbia that summer. His mother was found dead a day later.
As a result, Joey was inducted into the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center as a newborn baby and then placed in the care of her sister organization at the Vancouver Aquarium, where he now lives.
The cute little animal caused a stir in the team in Vancouver and has become a YouTube sensation.
Joey has thousands of dedicated viewers from around the world signing up to watch his daily routines from the numerous camera angles installed in the center.
They can also interact by commenting on an active 24-hour live chat.
Joey's antics are said to have brought much comfort to thousands of people around the world amid the current Covid pandemic.
Orphan Joey was admitted to the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center as a newborn and was placed in the care of her sister organization at the Vancouver Aquarium, where he now lives
Amber Sessions, director of communications at Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center, said, "The staff found this video absolutely adorable and needed to be shared with the world."
She added that Joey had developed close relationships with his care team during the course of his rescue and rehabilitation.
"In the absence of a mother, Joey's care team had to teach him all the basics of the sea otter, how to groom, swim, and feed himself," she said.
Joey is very happy to chew on ice cubes and has even discovered that the deed is good for his teeth
“He's a curious little guy and a great ambassador for his species, which are making a comeback on the British Columbia coast after being critically endangered in the 1700s and 1800s.
& # 39; Joey has been the star of a 24-hour YouTube live stream since he was saved. You can follow his progress on YouTube. & # 39;
She added, “The Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue are not for profit organizations.
Joey has become a social media sensation and has been the star of a 24-hour YouTube live stream since he was saved
& # 39; Marine Mammal Rescue is funded by donors with the aim of saving, rehabilitating and releasing marine animals on the Pacific coast.
“Animals classified as non-releasable by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are brought to the Vancouver Aquarium, where we are helping to raise awareness of the problems their counterparts face in the wild.
& # 39; You can support the work of the Ocean Wise Conservation Association – including the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center and Vancouver Aquarium – by making a donation on ocean.org.