A recent report shared in the New York Post detailed a collaborative survey by the University of Leeds and Tourism Western Australia that concluded watching videos of cute animals can significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Life in the sea otter habitat at the Vancouver Aquarium can get frisky, but its six current residents ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. "So, it's really cool.". She, herself, keeps Joey on her computer screen at all times. They’re playful creatures that do a lot of energetic wrestling, so she’ll need to be a comparable weight before she meets her new friends… “Any time a baby otter comes in, it’s very exciting. He cried loudly throughout most of the interview with Fox News. They were so young that they didn’t know how to eat by themselves or groom themselves yet. Market data provided by Factset. Joey is a male sea otter pup believed to be just 10 days old when he was rescued. With that many to care for and no paying visitors, the Aquarium is largely relying on donations to keep them going. The next day, she returned to the area to find a tiny otter pup—3.8 lb. Ocean Wise's director of communications, Amber Sessions, told Fox News that they have received donations from "more than 30 countries including Finland, Philippines, Japan and Slovakia." The Vancouver Aquarium has welcomed an adorable new arrival. She also uncovered that others shared those feelings and it piqued her interest. Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox News Digital. The Aquarium has paused all on-site public programming and temporarily closed to the public while we focus on transformation. In July, he was discovered alone and crying off the coast of Kyuquot. Rialto, an abandoned baby sea otter rescued on a Washington state beach by the Seattle Aquarium, has taken up permanent residence at the Vancouver Aquarium. Walter first came to the Aquarium in 2013, after he was found injured on a Tofino coastline. The individuals had their blood pressure and heart rates taken before and after watching the animal clips, and researchers found both fell significantly in the course of watching the video footage. For the very first time, visitors will be able to watch his rehabilitation journey in his newly-built nursery. "And, it's clear that Joey has been helping literally hundreds of people," Georgina said. Market data provided by Factset. Fox News Flash top headlines for September 29, significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Your kind gift today will help support and care for Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. The sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium were rescued when they were just babies. The Aquarium says the first meeting went very well, and they will continue to gradually introduce Tanu … She was also concerned about his blood glucose levels because otters can become hypoglycemic very quickly. As of this week, he weighs about 20 pounds. One U.K. psychology student – who wanted to remain partially anonymous – was so inspired by Joey after watching his jellyfish toy video that she petitioned Ocean Wise to study the impact Joey has had on the mental health of those who watch him frequently. There are currently around 75 staff members on-site taking care of more than 70,000 animals, including fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians, monkeys, and marine mammals. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Watching the antics of baby otter Joey has turned out to be a welcome pause during stressful times. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, First and foremost, Cahoon was worried about his temperature. He was taken to the Vancouver Aquarium's off-site Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Center, where he currently resides. Our Gift Shop offers fun and memorable aquatic-themed gifts for all ages. So far, she's received almost 500 responses. ", A volunteer at the rescue center holds a wet baby Joey. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). This baby Northern sea otter is a youngster, and she’s surely going to shake things up. I just think that's so awesome and I love it. and no more than two weeks old—squealing beside a dead adult otter presumed to be his mother. As this pup requires 24-hour care in order to survive, we need your help now more than ever. Joey has a staff member and a volunteer present 24 hours a day. To a sea urchin, crab or clam, a sea otter is a fearsome predator. Small, furry and still attached to her fleshy umbilical cord, this newborn Northern sea otter caught the attention of some fishermen trawling for salmon at Alaska’s Anchor Point in April. She is working on a survey to study the positive impact young Joey has had on viewers across the globe and whether or not their understanding of sea otters and marine mammal conservation had changed since watching him. He was estimated to be just 10 days old when he was found. He is gaining weight, learning behaviors, and just being an otter,” said Kristyn Plancarte, another marine mammal trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium. 8 years ago Video. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. The sea otters at the Aquarium are famous for being cute and fluffy, but there’s more to them than being adorable. An adorable rescued sea otter pup recovering at the Vancouver Aquarium is giving the world a daily dose of cute with a 24-7 otter pup cam feed.. The Vancouver Aquarium (an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation. Named Rialto, the three week old otter was in critical condition when he was found separated from his mother on August 1 in Olympic National Park – he was emaciated, suffering from pneumonia, and had gastrointestinal issues. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. Your kind gift today will help support the emergency care for our newest patient - Joey, a tiny sea otter pup. Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process. Joey gets combed and dried by his caretakers. He's curious, he's highly intelligent, and Cahoon noted that he's "demanding." But, something unexpected happened amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic: Joey has become a YouTube livestream sensation. Watch sea otters eat and play, penguins waddle, and jellies float peacefully by from the comfort of your own home. Grooming is an important part of his daily ritual. An adult sea otter, presumed to be his mother, was found deceased in the area the next morning. After settling into a private nursery at the Vancouver Aquarium, Tazlina will slowly be introduced to the older sea otters already in residence. Find transportation tips here. A tiny sea otter pup rescued by boaters after possibly being lost or abandoned is receiving 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. A beautiful backdrop for events big and small. or redistributed. Dedicated staff had to bottle-feed and groom them until they learned how to do it themselves. Additionally, a clinical psychological analysis found that anxiety levels were reduced on average by 35%, and in some cases by nearly half, the Daily Mail reported. Nineteen participants watched videos of Western Australia’s quokkas – a famously adorable marsupial – for 30 minutes. Georgina said she thought people were drawn to Joey as a method of escapism from reality. A tiny baby sea otter has had a rough start in life but is now ... 10-day old sea otter pup rescued off Vancouver Island – Jul 7, 2020 ... Vancouver Aquarium … His activities involve getting groomed, playing with his many toys, eating a clam-laced formula roughly every two hours, diving into ice buckets, swimming around his turtle kiddie pool affectionately named "Sheldon," and more recently swimming and diving. VANCOUVER -- A baby otter, rescued this summer off the coast of Vancouver Island, ... Joey the Otter swims at the Vancouver Aquarium in Oct. 2020. And as of this moment, he is playing around in a tub of ice cubes, aka otter catnip. The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been nursing the orphaned otter back to health. Enjoy each moment. Cahoon explained health restrictions did not allow for the aquarium to have enough staff on site to raise money like they normally do and many of her co-workers have since been laid off. Your symbolic adoption is a tax-deductible donation that enables us to continue to save lives. I thought that was really cool.". Joey will eventually need to become independent and move in with the other otters at the center — some of whom he's already met, though apprehensively. So, we're just kind of dealing with it as best we can. The otter … Now, the small otter pup has thousands of devoted viewers from across the globe watching his daily routines from the many cameras installed in the facility, and commenting in an active Live Chat. She, too, noted the "community" Joey had gathered. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Experience the Aquarium in a whole new way. ", "I'm so happy that he's able to bring happiness to so many different people," she added. Now they’re thriving in their Aquarium habitat. All rights reserved. "You know, [there are] some people [who] had been here for a really, really long time and absolutely loved working at the aquarium and we had to say goodbye to them. Meet Joey, the adorable rescued sea otter pup. Raising wild animals – especially rescues – can be a daunting and expensive pursuit. 24 hour live-stream coverage. According to the Aquarium, Joey was found "orphaned, hypothermic and hypoglycaemic near Kyuquot," which is on northwest Vancouver Island. She recalled the day she was contacted about Joey and the moment she laid eyes on her new furry friend. Under authorization from DFO, the team rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 120 animals each year; For every patient, the goal is to treat, rehabilitate and return it to the wild as soon as possible. Deemed non-releasable by Government officials, Joey will now get a second chance at life and will join a family of 6 rescued otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. Vancouver Aquarium takes in baby otter. "And, I'm kind of getting goosebumps just talking about it. You can find her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto. By Linda Barnard. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Vancouver Aquarium pausing public programming to focus on transformation. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium have been experiencing similar financial woes. "So, I actually was really excited by the idea that [...] a sea otter could do a similar sort of thing potentially and be bringing positive benefits to people. And... obviously, it's not anything that you ever want to see happen in your lifetime, but COVID has brought that to a lot of people. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! 1:54. VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF 'CUTE' ANIMALS CAN REDUCE STRESS, STUDY CLAIMS. The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. Walk, bike & more. Lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. While there is not yet a conclusive tally of just how much money raised or how many peoples' spirits Joey has lifted, Cahoon promised that Joey's team would try to keep the stream going as long as possible. He was flying in on a seaplane near the Vancouver Airport. (Credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise). "Psychiatrists are really interested in therapy, and I got really interested in [the] analysis of therapy: particularly canine-assisted therapy," she told Fox News. All of the sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium are rescued animals. Tune in to Joey TV! The rescue center also posts daily videos to their YouTube page for those who want to see the best highlights, like the classic "Joey and the Evil Towel" – a video with more than 52,000 hits – and 509,000-view "Wiggle, wiggle, JUMP!" He was discovered near Kyuquot after a concerned member of the public heard him vocalizing overnight on July 2 and discovered a deceased adult sea otter in the area, presumed to be his mother, the next morning. Joey is an orphan. Otters have approximately 1 million hair follicles per square inch of their fur. You can contribute to the care of over 70,000 creatures by sponsoring an animal today. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Joey is an almost 3-month-old male Canadian-born sea otter. The veterinary team provides medical treatment to harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, elephant seals, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. To learn more about the Vancouver Aquarium, supporters can go to vanaqua.org. The Vancouver Aquarium hopes that donations will keep them, and otters like Joey, afloat. All rights reserved. "So, that's why we have to feed them so often — to keep up that metabolism and keep the blood glucose up," Cahoon explained. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Unfortunately, the Vancouver Aquarium has closed indefinitely. Help care for this sea otter pup by making a generous tax-receiptable gift today. Cahoon had worked at a small animal practice with dogs and cats for 13 years before becoming involved in the program. Find services & amenities here. Your window into the Vancouver Aquarium. To symbolically adopt Joey or another rescue patient at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, those interested can visit mmrpatients.org. For the very first time, visitors will be able to watch his rehabilitation journey in his newly-built nursery. The Vancouver Aquarium has some pretty cute sea life. The Vancouver Aquarium is getting a new baby sea otter that was rescued in Washington. Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals like a highly labour-intensive process, we need your help now more than ever. Three rescued sea otter pups from the Vancouver Aquarium – Rialto, Mak and Kunik – were introduced for the first time this week to the Aquarium’s adult otter Tanu. For Joey the Baby Sea Otter. The male sea otter pup was rescued near Kyuquot on Vancouver Island on July 2nd. Fox News Flash top headlines are here. The Vancouver Aquarium is about to get a lot cuter with the arrival of Rialto, a baby sea otter found stranded on a Washington beach in early August. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. But this week they have a brand new temporary resident that may be the cutest of them all. On Monday, July 6, the Vancouver Aquarium took to Twitter to share the photos of their latest rescue: Joey the orphaned sea otter. where Joey tries to make a run for it while working with veterinarian technician Sion Cahoon. Orphaned otter pup, Joey, has found a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. Joey's popularity has had an interesting effect on his supporters and adoptive "parents. Crews are attempting to capture the otter to transport it to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Centre,” the Unified Command said in a statement, Tuesday. A sea otter pup found stranded on a roadside in Alaska has been brought back to health 1:54. Joey’s custom new digs will be visible to the public and lucky viewers may catch glimpses of bath and feeding time with his care team between naps. On the day she spoke with Fox News, she had just done an off-site sea lion disentanglement and taken a penguin to get a CT scan. Legal Statement. The Vancouver Aquarium has a new rescue to look after. Rialto, a baby otter that was found alone and starving on Rialto Beach in Washington’s Olympic National Park last month, will soon be moving to his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. Rescued sea otter pup Hardy (Vancouver Aquarium) According to the release, newborn sea otters are helpless and totally rely on their mom, who will carry the pup on her tummy for weeks so she can groom and feed it. Stay up-to-date on the biggest health and wellness news with our weekly recap. Related Stories. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. On Monday, the Canadian facility announced that they had brought in an "orphaned" otter pup for treatment. Via Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. CBC News Vancouver at 6. Legal Statement. Cahoon spoke with Fox News while working with Joey on FaceTime earlier this month. At that point, he weighed just around 3.5 pounds. Read more. Everyone stay calm while we introduce you to our newest @marinemammalrescue patient, Joey. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. The donations pop up in a ticker on Joey's stream. The Vancouver Aquarium said goodbye to a beloved resident this morning as Walter the sea otter passed away in his sleep. Alaskan sea otters Baby otters Conservation Education Featured - Category Featured - Main Featured - www.vanaqua.org Mak and Kunik Marine mammal care team Rescue story Rialto Sea Otter sea otter pups Vancouver Aquarium You Otter Name Them His mother was found floating, dead, a day later. The student, who goes by Georgina T., found that watching his videos made her happy and relieved some of her stress. "It's [...] really touching and heartwarming to see a little creature like this bring together so many people from so many different places," Cahoon said. According to California's Monterey Bay Aquarium – which has its own rescue program – it takes about $16,000 per year to raise one otter. Otters have no blubber to regulate heat and rely on their soft, dense fur for insulation. A deceased sea otter was also found in the area and a necropsy is being performed to determine if it died due to oil exposure. Vancouver Aquarium veterinarians would come to find that Walter was suffering from multiple injuries due to a gunshot, including blindness. "So, it's been it's been a really hard time and really sad times around here," she admitted. The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre — a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals — is the only one of its kind in Canada. Buy your tickets and view our opening hours here. Over 70,000 animals and over 30 unique exhibits. No gift is too small to make a big difference. ", COLORADO ZOO LIVESTREAMS GIRAFFE BIRTH, VIEWERS PLEASED WITH ADORABLE NEWBORN: ‘SUCH A CUTIE’. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C. We’re talking about Joey, the orphaned baby Sea Otter. Joey was found orphaned at only a few days old near Kyuquot B.C. 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