Adorable sea otter blinded by shotgun blast, now fighting for his life

A sea otter wounded by several shotgun blasts is in dire condition as a team of veterinarians at the Vancouver Aquarium tries to save his life.

He was found Oct. 18 near the shore in Tofino, B.C., with significant injuries to his flippers and head.

“He’s in extremely rough shape and I’m very concerned about him,” said Dr. Martin Haulena. “X-rays show that he has been shot with a shot gun and there are pellets in his face and body. Due to the gunshot wounds, he is currently blind and one of his flippers sustained a serious injury. Although his situation is grave, we are doing everything we can to save this animal.”

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[Vancouver Aquarium]

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