See Video of the New Baby Sea Lion at Pittsburgh Zoo
Like all newborns, this one is a cutie.
There’s a new attraction at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, and it’s just 13 days old. Smiley, a California sea lion, was born June 10 and the zoo just released a video of the pup and Mom Kelilah taken three hours after it was born.
“We are all very excited and happy for Kelilah,” says Henry Kacprzyk, curator of Kids Kingdom at the zoo.
No word yet on Smiley’s gender, which will be learned at the sea lion’s first checkup with the veterinary team.
“The next big challenge for Smiley will be when Kelilah begins the first swimming lessons in a couple of weeks,” says Kacprzyk.
Eat’n Park Restaurants partnered with the zoo to name the sea lion pup after its famous cookies.
“We like to make people smile, and sea lions are pretty good at that, too! ‘Smiley’ seemed like the perfect name to share with the new pup,” says Kevin O’Connell, Eat’n Park’s Chief Marketing Officer.