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A UK's first - Sea Otters!

Find out about their journey to Birmingham

A UK's first - Sea Otters!

In a UK first, two rescued Alaskan sea otters will soon 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 will be settling into their new home under the watchful eye of our Otter Care Team. After their time in quarantine, the pair will be ready to meet guests. 

 

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.

Their journey

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) have granted a permit and SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham will be welcoming the very first pair of sea otters to the UK in 2020.

Keep in the know!

Keep in touch with our social pages and website for the official annoucements so you can be the first to meet this cuddly pair.

Otterly cute facts

Did you know that sea otters have the densest fur of all animals and eat up to 30% of their body weight every day!