Open Post: Hosted By An Adorable Abandoned Baby Sea Otter

November 6, 2014 / Posted by:

Okay Cumberbitches, you got me, you got me. I side-eyed your fascination with Benedict Cumberbitch, but now I get it after seeing this video of one of his kind.

This adorable fluff ball with Jeepers Creepers stickers as eyes is now living it up in Chicago just a few weeks after she was down and out on the California Coast. The Los Angeles Times says that two weeks ago, this baby otter, known as Pup 681 for now, was rescued from a beach between Santa Cruz and San Mateo by marine officials after a dude taking a stroll heard her cries. She was just a week old. She was taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where they fed her food and fattened up her body from 2 pounds to 6 pounds.

Once the Monterey Bay Aquarium got Benedict’s third cousin twice removed at the wading pool healthy again, she was transferred to Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium in Chicago to start learning how to otter. She doesn’t know how to swim, groom, play or get food, because that’s some shit her parents were supposed to teach her, but they decided they weren’t about that life and ran off to the big city or something. Tim Binder, the VP of animal collection at Shedd’s, says they have to start from scratch:

“Pup 681’s situation was urgent. As an organization dedicated to marine mammal care and conservation, we were perfectly positioned to ensure that this little pup had a home, providing the long-term care needed to survive. It truly takes a village to rehabilitate a young sea otter. Our animal care team is teaching the pup how to be an otter.”

Southern Sea otters are still on the endangered species list. So quick, everyone take a raw nut from Benedict Cumberbatch. His species depends on it!

And here’s video of Pup 681 swimming and cuddling with the staff at Shedd’s. Open up the casket and throw me in. I’m dead.

That shifty crackhead side-eye… All the fucking awwwwwwwwwwwws!

Pic: Shedd Aquarium, Cute Overload

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