It’s a common phenomenon: people around the world might have no experience with kids, but the second they have one of their own, it’s parent time. Everyone has a parental instinct somewhere in them. Otters are apparently no different. This to be mother otter was a wild, California sea otter, but she decided to stay in the Great Tide Pool of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to protect herself and her future child from predators and storms.
On December 20th, she gave birth to her child, a tiny baby sea otter, and soon, they were a popular and adorable sight. The mother floated in the pool on her back, and the baby rested on top of her, fast asleep while its mother groomed and cuddled it.