The Wildlife Conservation Society says two new young female sea lions are now on exhibit at its Prospect Park Zoo.
They were orphaned and stranded off the coast of Point Hueneme, Calif and the animal care workers who gave them emergency care determined they were unlikely to survive in the wild. The pups are doing well in their new surroundings, the zoo says.
Two adult male sea lions from Oregon now live at the Queens Zoo. They came from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Bonneville.
There's also a new sea lion at the Bronx Zoo. She was born over the summer to mother Indy and father Kiani, who is now a proud papa of six.
The newborn is female and is still unnamed. She joins Halftime, another rescue brought to the Bronx in 2012; Margaretta; McCabe; Nav; and Indy in the pool on the zoo’s historic Astor Court.
California sea lions are exhibited at all five WCS facilities: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo.