Today (March 17, 2012) is the one-year anniversary of Clover, a female southern sea otter. Clover's story began in late 2010 when she was rescued and brought to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. At that time, Clover was a young, wild otter that stranded due to illness. Veterinarians examined and treated her for several months and deemed her unable to return to the ocean, due to her need for long term care. Clover arrived at SeaWorld San Diego at about 5 months old on St. Patrick's Day, hence the name Clover.
She acclimated well to her new home and pool mate, Abby, and excels daily at her husbandry training. Clover also appreciates all the variety of toys and treats that I place in her pool each day, enriching her environment and stimulating natural foraging behaviors. This lucky little otter received a second chance at life and is now thriving at Rocky Point Preserve.