An adult sea otter found with severe gunshot wounds to its head and body is fighting for its life after being rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium.
Veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena said the animal was rescued last Friday near Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was blinded and in very rough shape.
The sea otter is now receiving around-the-clock care following several medical procedures. One of its flippers was severely lacerated, and the veterinary team had to amputate a digit. One of its eyes is now permanently blind, and the team is not sure whether the other damaged eye can ever see clearly again, said Haulena. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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