The historic setting of the baths gives Sam the perfect environment he needs to thrive. Located on San Francisco's Western shoreline, the baths offer the otter both fresh- and saltwater.
It is usually a young male otter, like Sam, that separates from the group to find food. Sometimes these hunters come across a new habitable area and start a colony. Conservationists hope that this is in Sam's plans, but are still trying to put his backstory together.