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He’s not known as “805” anymore! The otter pup taken in by the Oregon Zoo now has a new name: Lincoln. The name was given to him by his care team and it’s origin comes from coastal Lincoln City, OR where sea otters were once found in the wild.
Lincoln, who is estimated to be about nine weeks old, was first found stranded in a California harbor. In October, when he was around two weeks old. He was rescued and taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where he was assigned the number “805.”
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed him non-releasable so he couldn’t be returned to the wild. After a stay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, he was given a forever home at the Oregon Zoo, where he will eventually live in a habitat with two other sea otters.
Still in the behind the scenes area, Lincoln will soon be introduced to the two adult sea otters at the zoo. The public will be able to see this little cutie in about a month or two after he has acclimated to his new home.