Eight-year-old Pacific harbor seal Shila gave birth at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Sunday to a 23-pound pup. The pup, a male, is doing well and nursing.
The new mom and pup are in an off-exhibit space in the Rocky Shores section of the zoo. They need time to bond and nurse to gain a blubber layer so it can regulate its own temperature before they make their public debut, zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said. It’s too early to say when that might be, but it likely will be a couple of weeks.
When the public is able to see the new mom and pup “is just going to… Read More