California sees surge in otter pup births
The southern sea otter is beginning to thrive thanks to preservation efforts. Experts say that more than a century ago, there were only 30 to 50 otters in existence. Now, there's nearly 3,000 southern sea otters on the Central California Coast, and at least 130 in the Elkhorn Slough.
Asthmatic otter masters inhaler
Mishka, a young female sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium, has mastered the use of her inhaler in time for unhealthy air conditions brought on by wildfires. (Video from KING)