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What’s the most entertaining thing you’ve ever seen our sea otters do on exhibit? Ivy, our youngest otter, likes to play with her food, and her antics have earned her the nickname, “Wild Child.” We found her stranded as a pup in 2011.
©Michael Yang Photography
Did you miss “Saving Otter 501”, the remarkable story of a stranded three-day-old otter pup rescued by the Aquarium? It’s being rebroadcast on KQED Dec. 4-6.
Against all odds, will this tiny otter be able to return to her home in the wild? Find out!
Are you this enthusiastic for your leftovers today? Help keep our otters happy and well-fed this #GivingTuesday: a national day of giving back to global charities and nonprofits.
What are we thankful for? Each other, of course—and healthy oceans! Best to you and yours on this special day.
Anchorman Ron Burgundy is SO Wrong About Sea Otters!
In a recent appearance on The Conan O’Brien Show he said that sea otters are “the dumbest animal on Planet Earth.”
He’s so, so wrong – and we think, on reflection, he’ll conclude that, “I immediately regret this decision.”
Won’t you help restore the sea otters’ good name?
Sea otters can’t speak for themselves. (Though you can read their “Open Letter to Anchorman Ron Burgundy” below.)
But you can speak up for them!
Go on Twitter and tweet a challenge to @Will___Ferrell, to Conan O’Brien and to Paramount Pictures: “Anchorman Ron Burgundy is wrong about sea otters! He can visit them at @MontereyAq & learn what they’re REALLY like.”
Here’s what our sea otters have to say
Dear Anchorman Ron Burgundy,
We just learned that you’ve been saying mean things about sea otters.
This week on The Conan O’Brien Show you told the ENTIRE COUNTRY that we’re “the dumbest animal on Planet Earth.” “Boring as hell,” you said. On the bottom rung on your Hierarchy of Animal Positionology.
Here’s what we say:
Boo to you, Ron Burgundy! We stick out our tongues at you!
But — we are generous creatures, and we’re willing to keep an open mind. We don’t believe you’re a hopeless case. (You might — possibly — rank higher than the hermit crab on your own Positionology chart. Maybe.)
We invite you to pay us a visit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium — the center for sea otter conservation and inspiration. Meet us in person, mano a pata. We’re confident you’ll see the error of your ways, and realize how wrongheaded you’ve been about a species that might oh, we don’t know….maybe HOLD THE KEY to saving Planet Earth from the perils of climate change.
At the very least, we’ll crack open a crab or two for you to snack on.
Photos: Anchorman poster courtesy Paramount Pictures. Sea otter © Bill Coggin
We’re not the only ones saluting #veterans today! Free admission to vets, active-duty military, reservists and retirees (with valid ID). While family members don’t receive free admission, they can purchase discounted tickets in advance on military bases.
Did you see #Otter501 on PBS last week? If so, then you know how much work it takes to save sea otters. Fortunately, you can help! Late CA tax filers can still check the box to donate to the sea otter fund. The project has raised 98% of its goal—just a few thousand more dollars to go!
Good morning from Rosa, our golden girl! Hope you have a great week. If you need a mental health break, you can always watch our otters live!
Life is comfortable for #Otter501 now, but what does the future hold? Find out when PBS airs the amazing story of this rescued pup Wednesday night, Oct. 16!
Is this the ultimate example of tough love? Otter rescuer Karl Mayer wears a disguise to prevent pup 501 from getting attached to him. This helps ensure the pup will survive on its own in the wild. Watch the amazing story of #Otter501 on PBS this Wednesday!