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Remembering a Significant Otter: She Helped Save Her Species

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Her name was Toola, and she died March 3, aged about 15 or 16. She was the first sea otter ever to raise pups that were successfully reintegrated to the wild. She also inspired legislation to protect sea otters, which are endangered.

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Nicole W (646)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:15 am
rest in peace momma

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:17 am
To the Lords of Karma:

We send you greetings and we give thanks for the life of Toola.
She has been an inspiration and has given much to Earth,

We ask that you receive her with honor and grant her a graduated incarnation.

We thank you for the assignment to Earth that she has fulfilled "well done".

Constance F (418)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:24 am
Thank you for posting this Lindsey ! I have another prayer. For you Otter fans out there, go to Friends of the sea otter and take action to help this endangered species.

Lisa N (207)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:59 am
From the article, "So here’s to you, Toola: You were a great mom, a credit to your species – and maybe even an inspiration to ours." Thanks Lindsey & thank you Constance for the heads up.


Dawn M (142)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 11:45 am
Rest in Peace Toola.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 11:53 am
Sorry to hear about Toola's passing, may the Almighty remember her!

penny C (83)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 1:46 pm
RIP Toola.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:20 pm
Noted. Thanks.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:51 pm
so, so sad. God bless you little mama.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7:24 pm
Heros come in all species.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7:44 pm
What a good mama she was, god bless and rest in peace.

jayasri amma (10)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7:50 pm
Rest in Peace Toola

Kim Worrell (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:33 pm
I personally worked with Toola in the Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program and she was by far my favorite otter. She was a beautiful otter who always kept the wild side I called her "Otter-tude". She taught us all many lessons but mostly, she commanded that we "Respect the Otter". She was an amazing mother, a strong, swift and crafty otter, outdoing even the best of us during the captures. She was my hero. I will always hold her wild spirit in my heart. We miss you Toola. May you enjoy all the peeled shrimp you want, on the kelp cloud in the sky.

Amanda Goodwin (27)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:54 pm
Thanks Toola. RIP!

Jerry B (128)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:11 pm
Good girl Toola you did great RIP..thanks Lindsey!

Ra Sc (8)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 11:55 pm
Aww, you did good things with your life, Toola.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:13 am

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:18 am
Thanks for the article.

Carol C (97)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 7:16 am
Aww, RIP Toola.

jayasri amma (10)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted. Thanks

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday March 9, 2012, 1:09 am
What a hero and a wonderful mother! Thanks for sharing this Lindsey!

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 9, 2012, 6:55 am

Suzanne L (99)
Friday March 9, 2012, 10:46 am
Noted. A credit to her species and an inspiration to ours. RIP sweet Toola.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:55 am
Noted. Fabulous article.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:13 pm
Noted. Rest in Peace Toola.

Veronica C (22)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:00 pm
Rest sweet girl. Your work is done here.

Ingrid A (524)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:46 am
RIP awesome Toola

Megan S (1)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 2:29 pm
good mama :) rip
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