For First Time, Sea Otter Pup Conceived In Wild Born In Captivity At UC Santa Cruz

January 24, 2015 3:30 AM

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For First Time, Sea Otter Pup Conceived In Wild Born In Captivity At UC Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — For the first time ever, a sea otter conceived in the wild has been born in captivity, according to researchers at University of California Santa Cruz.

The birth happened at UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Laboratory on November 26 and was not widely publicized at the time to limit the pup’s exposure to people, according to a university spokesman.

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