Sea otter and mother
Sea otter and mother Michael Quinton/Getty Images/Minden Pictures RM

Watch an Adorable Newborn Otter Fall Asleep on Top of Her Floating Mom

Jan 12, 2016

Photographer Connie Levenhagen recently captured footage of a newborn sea otter nestled on its floating mother's chest as it snoozed the day away. The tiny pup was only one day old when Levenhagen filmed it snuggling in for a nap in the "Great Tide Pool" outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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The baby otter's mom is a wild Californian sea otter who took shelter in the tide pool in order to stay safe from other animals and stormy weather as she gave birth, Levenhagen wrote. And according to the aquarium employee heard in the video, the mother has everything under control, so the pup will not need any human care.

Levenhagen also captured several adorable photos of the pair that she posted on her Facebook page.

Posted by Connie Lee Photo Art on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Posted by Connie Lee Photo Art on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Just in case you missed it last week, here are a few more pictures of that momma sea otter that gave birth to her pup...

Posted by Connie Lee Photo Art on Thursday, December 31, 2015
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