• Matt Esnayra

Maggie, beloved sea otter at Aquarium of the Pacific, dies

Photo via Aquarium of the Pacific

Maggie, the 20-year-old sea otter, died Friday due to advanced age, the Aquarium of the Pacific announced.

Details: The Aquarium says the beloved otter has been "showing a decline in health in recent months," and that Maggie reached the "maximum age" for sea otters.

  • Staff conducted a standard blood draw to assess her condition; She passed away shortly afterward.

Origin Story: Maggie arrived at the Aquarium in 2010, at nine years of age, after being stranded and rescued. She was later considered to be "non-releasable to the wild" by the Aquarium.

  • The Aquarium's staff "considered Maggie to be a motherly sea otter with a kind and gentle nature. Over the years when young rescued sea otters would be introduced to their new home at the Aquarium, Maggie would share food and swim gently with them. She will be greatly missed by staff and her many public fans."

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