A young grey seal is now on exhibit at the Toledo Zoo’s Arctic Encounter for all of the family to enjoy. Estimated to be only two years old, he arrived at the zoo through the National Marine Fisheries Service; which caught the seal in the wild and attempted to rehabilitate him. However, the young seal was not able to be released into the wild because he was accustomed to humans and had been eating fish from fishing lines, which could have eventually put him at risk as he aged (males can grow to more than 600 pounds and measure 10 feet or longer). With the help of the Zoo’s skilled team, the juvenile seal has settled comfortably into his new home at the Toledo Zoo. Now he just needs some visitors to brighten his day as he is “curious about people and his surroundings.”
Zoo hours and more information available at www.toledozoo.org.