A wild sea otter and her pup are both doing well Sunday, after the otter gave birth outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium Saturday.
With guests and staff looking on, the pup was born in the Great Tide Pool outside the Aquarium.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium posted on Facebook, "It was an amazing moment. Not that long ago, southern sea otters were hunted to near extinction but now, thanks to legislative protection and a change of heart toward these furriest of sea creatures, the otter population in Monterey Bay has rebounded. With the Bay in our backyard, we’ve been fortunate to witness this resurgence first hand."
The mom and pup are not part of the Aquarium's Sea Otter Program so they could return to the wild at any moment.