If like us, you can’t get enough of the little otters, we have some good news: Thanks to Joey’s care team, you can now get an update on his rehabilitation journey. via ‘JoeyCam’ which is live 24/7.
As the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue center explained in a statement, a webcam fixed to the “crib” of the “critically lovable” otter can be found napping most of the day and occasionally napping. feed, brush or shower occasionally.
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“We’re really excited to see Joey’s progress. He is hitting a lot of developmental milestones that we hope to see in this young puppy and appears to be settling down pretty well with his caring routine. It feeds a lot – it’s a great sign, ”said Lindsaye Akhurst, manager of the Marine Mammal Rescue Center in the statement.
According to the rescue center, Joey was rescued after an affiliated member of the public heard the sea otters chirping on the night of July 2. An adult, dead sea otter, is believed to be Joey’s mother. , was also spotted in the area the next morning.
Wild otters “depend heavily” on their mother for the first six months of life, and mothers are often responsible for teaching their cubs how to brush, swim and brush, according to the rescue center’s explanation. Feeding.
Akehurst added, “Joey still has a long way to go in order to master the Otter I love you more than all the stars shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater skills he needs.”
A ban on the international trade of endangered otters in Southeast Asia will take effect later this month to protect animals affected by habitat loss and smuggling, in light of demand. The demand for them as pets is booming in Japan.
Conservation groups have identified the Otter I love you more than all the stars shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater Asian small-clawed otters as an endangered species, but the species has recently become popular in Japan at “otter cafes” where customers can pay money to touch them and make pets, promote illegal trade.
The ban will take effect on November 26 under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Otter cafes have sprung up all over the country, with one in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district featuring about 15 otters from Indonesia between the ages of about 6 months and 2 years.
Yoshiaki Nagayasu, 51, who runs two otter cafes in Tokyo and Fukuoka, said he had repeatedly been approached about buying them.