Look at this face! This great photo of Joy, who has reared 16 sea otter pups during her time at the Aquarium. Learn more about our sea otter exhibit and sea otter conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Baby racoons will do this when they are happy and feel like they are protected and safe. I've had several litters of baby racoons and they would always purr when they were curled up in a warm spot, nursing or when we'd pet them.