RIP Toola

by: pfiore8

Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 15:49:39 PM EST


Toola is an earthling who, while with us, did good...

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Toola, the "Most Important Animal" in the History of the Aquarium's Sea Otter Program, Dies

(Toola) was the first rescued sea otter ever to raise pups that were successfully returned to the wild; and was the inspiration for state legislation that better protects sea otters.

... she quickly became a pioneer for the Monterey Bay Aquarium - on exhibit and behind the scenes. Toola was the first otter ever to serve as a surrogate mother for stranded pups. She raised 13 pups over the years, including one that was weaned from her on Friday as her health declined. Of the 11 pups already released to the wild, at least 5 are still surviving - including the first animal she reared in 2001.

There is a good piece about Toola today (8 March) at the great orange satan ~ Toola: The Death of an Epic Otter Ambassador

pfiore8 :: RIP Toola
here's a video of a sea otter in action (not Toola) but still otters are always worth watching...

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RIP Toola | 11 comments
i mean, who doesn't love otters????????? (9.00 / 4)


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And who doesn't love the Monterey Bay Aquarium? (8.00 / 2)
It and the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport are the two great gems of the Pacific coast.

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did you ever see her? (0.00 / 0)
Toola and any of her adopted babies?

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did you ever see her? (0.00 / 0)
Toola and any of her adopted babies?

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Probably. (0.00 / 0)
But I don't remember names so well. I have been there during her reign.

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Yes (9.00 / 1)
Also, the otter cam has been an antidote to crippling depression for years.  I haven't had the heart to click on it since I read she died.

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peef - the neighbor made it home after quintuple bypass. (18.00 / 1)
Now it is a question of surviving his wife's mother henliness. Understandable, but the hovering is driving him insane.

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i remember when my sister delivered her son Adam (9.00 / 1)
and my mother was in the delivery room. needless to say, it was the WRONG thing for my sister.

every time my mother said breath or anything at all, my sister wanted to scream. i remember all of us laughing about it after the fact.

i'm so glad your neighbor is home and i will keep good thoughts for him.

hey... i got your dutch goodies (except for one little item) and added a special treat for Jess' feet.



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