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A UK First - Sea Otters!
- Wednesday 1st July 2020
In a UK first, two rescued Alaskan sea otters have become residents in our brand new £multi-million marine rescue facility as part of a pioneering education and conservation project.
After their epic journey from Alaska to Birmingham, the pair have been settling into their new home under the watchful eye of our Otter Care Team. After their time in quarantine, this cuddly pair are now ready to meet the public!
These endearing creatures are an important poster boy species for conservation and the escalating climate crisis. The hope is for the pair to become ambassadors for not only their species but also their wild cousins. We'll be showing guests how we can all contribute to conserving their environment - one paw at a time.
Following a two-and-a-half-year gruelling guardianship application, the financing of care and major investment in a brand new purpose-built facility over in the United Kingdom to meet strict animal welfare requirements, the United States Fishing & Wildlife Service (USFWS) granted a permit and SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham welcomed the very first pair of sea otters to the UK in 2020.