Economic

VIDEO: How a baby otter is keeping Vancouver Aquarium afloat

Other otters have won hearts and donations for the aquarium, but this is no ordinary Joey. The pup’s 24/7 livestream made him a social media sensation during the pandemic.

Watch the live stream here:

The otter pup’s tiny front paws, downy fur, baleful squeaks and generally heart-bursting cuteness are attracting not only viewers, but donors as well. His fans were able to symbolically “adopt” him for $35, with the money going toward his care and food (otters eat 25 per cent of their body weight every day), as well as the operation of the Vancouver Aquarium, which has faced grave financial problems in the wake of pandemic shutdowns and restrictions.

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