Rescued Sea Otter Pup Uni Sushi Meets Her New Friends!
Oregon Zoo’s newest sea otter resident, Uni Sushi, was recently able to meet their other sea otters, Juno and Lincoln! Above is footage from when they all learned they had a new friend - and in Uni’s case, two!
Oregon Zoo writes:
Uni Sushi, the rescued pup who arrived earlier this month, had her first meet-up with the zoo’s other otters — Juno and Lincoln — and the three got along so swimmingly they can now be seen together much of the time.
“The introductions went very well,” said Nicole Nicassio-Hiskey, the Oregon Zoo’s senior marine life keeper. “They just hit it off right away and seem to enjoy one another’s company.”
Keepers say Juno’s maternal instincts kicked in as soon as she met Uni — much as they did last year with Lincoln — and she hugged the young pup close and floated all around with her. Lincoln soon joined the pair, greeting them with a chorus of squeaks, and all three have been playing together since.
The otters can be distinguished by their size and coloring. Uni is smaller than Juno and has rich brown fur over her entire body, whereas Juno’s fur has begun to turn white around her face and neck. Lincoln is brown all over but much larger than the new pup.