Get ready for a new otter at the Seattle Aquarium this weekend.
Mishka, a 6-month-old Alaskan sea otter, will arrive early Saturday morning and should be available for viewing on Sunday, according to a news release from the aquarium.
Mishka, Russian for “little bear,” is coming to Seattle from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. She was rescued after being caught in a fishing net last summer, rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center and was deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mishka has been living indoors in Alaska, so the aquarium staff will need to systematically acclimate her to her new outdoor environment.
The Alaska SeaLife Center and Seattle Aquarium are working collaboratively to place sea otters that have been deemed non-releasable by the USFWS, the aquarium said.