• Rocky the Sea Otter Update

    28 days ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Earlier this year, on January 9, 2020, Rocky, a sea otter at the Minnesota Zoo, had surgery to amputate his left rear flipper. The decision to perform this surgery came after months of caring for and diagnosing what appeared to be a bone infection in his rear flipper that was un-treatable. The pain of this infection was causing him to not use his flipper and impacting his quality of life. This was the first known surgery of its kind.
    The days post-surgery entailed watching Rocky closely to make sure he was eating, getting his medication, grooming, and swimming. Swimming is such a natural...
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