Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Twin Sea Lion Pups born at SeaWorld

SeaWorld welcomes it's first set of Sea Lions born in captivity since the park opened in March 21, 1964.

Although  the sex of the pups has not been determined,  the first one was born at 11:00  July 25 and the second a couple of hours later.
Even in the wild, it is extremely unusaula for a Sea Lion to give birth to twins. 

Not only was this an amazing performance by mom but SeaWorld also reap the benefits of this rare occurance in nature.

A 14 year old sea lion, Fable can be seen showing off her new pups at SeaWorld's  Pacific Point Preserve.

Fable who has recovered quite well well after giving birth will nurse her pups for 6 to 12 months.

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