Adorable footage of rescued sea otter learning to swim

This is the adorable moment a rescued otter learns to swim for the first time.

The heart-warming moment saw the young otter, named Luna, flapping around in the water struggling to get to grips with the unnatural task.

But the young pup was soon thriving under the tutelage of staff at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The young otter, named Luna, flapping around in the water

The young otter, named Luna, flapping around in the water

The otter was later seen holding a variety of objects and diving into the water gleefully.

Cute Luna recently became an internet sensation after she was rescued and, without a name, referred to online purely as ‘Pup 681’.

Only last week was it was announced the mammal would be named Luna after the aquarium accepted submissions from the public.

The young pup was welcomed to the aquarium in early November weighing just six pounds.