Shedd Aquarium looks for your help to name 2 southern sea otter pups!

CHICAGO — The Shedd Aquarium welcomed two rescued southern sea otter pups in early July. But now those cuties need some names!

The Shedd’s website says “the young males, which had been separated from their mothers, were rescued along the coast of California by our partners at Monterey Bay Aquarium.”

Now, the aquarium has come up with five names derived from locations along the California coast — and officials want your help choosing your two favorites. The offerings include:

  • Cooper: for Cupertino, Calif., near San Jose
  • Watson: for the town of Watsonville, near Monterey and Port Watsonville, less than an hour’s drive from where Pup 872 was found
  • Bennett: for Point Bennett on San Miguel Island, one of the Channel Islands
  • Simon: for Simonton Cove on San Miguel Island, one of the Channel Islands
  • Obi: short for Obispo, as in San Luis Obispo

CLICK HERE to cast a vote for your two favorite sea otter names

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