NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium.

Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter, is making his public debut. He was rescued when he was only 3-weeks-old after he was found stranded and separated from his mother during a storm.   

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He’s been at the aquarium since last August and keepers say Tazo is playful and outgoing with a great personality.

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(Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)

He lives in the Sea Cliffs exhibit at the aquarium with Jacob, a southern sea otter.

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