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Océanopolis Brest Sea otters arrive

Discussion in 'France' started by kiang, 17 Jun 2016.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The news of the day (17 June) Three Sea Otters, kesuk, atka and pukiq, arrived yesterday at the Océanopolis of brest. Arrivals of sealife center in Seward, Alaska or they have been collected, the three young otters have arrived at the airport of Paris-Charles de gaule yesterday after a journey of 13 000 km in 24 h in care By The Company Fedex, fort of the experience of the transport of pandas. Tanguy Tower will be the only one to present this species in France and the 3th in Europe. Seven Sea Otters in the pacific will be, this year, entrusted to aquariums around the world

    I wonder where the other 4 otters will go?

    Abridged from Actu'zoo

    Brest. Océanopolis : trois « hôtes de marque » accueillis - vidéo Dailymotion

    https://www.facebook.com/actuzoo/ph...716141840318/1076828405729082/?type=3&theater
     
  2. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Be nice if at least one or two are somewhere a bit easier to reach..... :p

    Considering Living Coasts were meant to be getting Sea Otters, to the point of actually constructing an exhibit for them before the deal was revoked, I'd like it if they were one of the recipients.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    another article from FedEx about the transfer:
    Alaska to France: Otters Reach Océanopolis, Thanks to FedEx
     
  4. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    and here's an article explaining why the sea otters are being exported (basically they are orphaned/abandoned pups which can't be released again, and there is nowhere for them to go in North America). In this article they mention six pups (including specifically naming the three which have gone to Brest, as these are the oldest three) but some later articles say seven pups.
    Alaska SeaLife Center caring for record number of sea otter pups | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11
     
  5. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Dave; I hope that at least one UK collection gets them!

    For example, Living Coasts or somewhere with the space or right temperature like Chester or Edinburgh. That'd be fantastic!
     
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    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Are all 4 otters staying at Brest ? Will there be breeding females imported from the US ? Or is it question if and when a female orphan will be rescued ?