Not every denizen at an aquarium happens to be born at the aquarium. Take Pup 572, for example. He was found on a stretch of beach near Cayucos just after the new year. No mom was with the six-pound boy, but he did yield a painful clue to what happened — a laceration, possibly from a shark bite. The Monterey Bay Aquarium took him in and nursed him, turning him over to Joy, the institution’s go-to otter for surrogating wee pups in need (Pup 572 is Joy’s 16th otter). He’s doing well, so 572 has just joined the Sea Otter Exhibit at the aquarium as of Valentine’s Day.

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