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Blair Drummond welcomes second sea lion pup

29 June 2023

If you thought the recent news of our first-ever California sea lion pup was exciting, prepare to be amazed! We are happy to announce the arrival of our second sea lion pup, marking a significant milestone for our park.

The newest member of our sea lion family made his grand entrance on Wednesday 21st at approximately 3pm. Born to our lovely sea lion, Luce, this little bundle of joy has not yet been named but keep an eye on our social media channels for an exciting name reveal in the coming days. Although it’s still early days, both Luce and her pup are doing well, and our team will be keeping a watchful eye on them in the coming weeks.

In the first few months, sea lion mothers can be quite territorial, and it is expected that Luce and previous mother, Ineke, will establish their own separate spaces within the sea lion habitat. However, as the pups grow and become more independent, it’s likely that they will enjoy playing together. The mothers will nurse and care for their little ones for about a year.

Jen Carpenter, our Deputy Sea Lion Team Leader, said, “The last couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of activity for us, but we are delighted to now be home to two California sea lion pups. Both little boys are progressing beautifully, and Luce and Ineke have proven to be exceptional first-time mothers. The next few months are bound to be busy, but being part of the sea lion team during such an exciting time is truly special.”

While there may be some adjustments to our regular schedule of training demonstrations, we want to assure you that you can still observe the rest of our sea lions in their outdoor habitat.  Little Otis has even begun exploring outside already!

So, join us in celebrating the arrival of our second sea lion pup! We can’t wait to share more of the pairs’ progress with you as they grow and develop.

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