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Seal pups go on exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Thursday

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm with No Comments »
June 19, 2013 8:12 pm
Qilak and her pup (Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium photo)
Qilak and her pup (Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium photo)

Visitors to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will get to meet two newborn harbor seals for the first time Thursday.

The pups, whose names will be announced at their public debut, are swimming well and will be released into the main harbor seal exhibit pool at 11 a.m., the zoo said.

Shila, 8, gave birth to a male pup June 2. Qilak, 9, had a female pup June 10.

Since their births, the pups have been nursing behind the scenes.

The zoo is also home to harbors seals Blackie, 37, and Louise, 36.

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