Rescue & Rehab Journal

October, 25 2015

June, 3rd 2016

On October 25, 2015, Pukiq, a male northern sea otter approximately five months old, was brought into Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program after being found on a beach in Kenai, Alaska. This pup was orphaned and needed supportive care from trained program staff. It did not take much time for Pukiq to adapt to life at the center, and he is now awaiting permanent placement. Due to the 24-hour care needed for northern sea otters, they cannot be released safely back into the wild. Unfortunately, the US is running out of placement opportunities for these animals, so the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program has worked to develop relationships internationally to find good homes for these otters. This means Pukiq will be an ambassador for his species and other cultures around the world will have the opportunity to enjoy a greater understanding of the northern sea otter.


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