Christmas came early to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a wild sea otter mom gave birth to a fluffy pup!

The newborn sea otter was spotted by staff in the Great Tide Pool area at 8:30am Sunday morning resting cozily on its mother’s belly. Too cute for words!

For more information visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Facebook page.

Click here to find the "Top 5 Places to Spot Sea Otters in Monterey County."