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Rare seal species

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by arctocephalus, 20 Sep 2014.

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  1. arctocephalus

    arctocephalus Member

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    Hello, I would like to ask:
    Are there any Guadalupe fur seals at SeaWorld San Diego,
    and any Hawaiian monk seals at Seaworld San Antonio recently on public display?

    Thank you for your help and your information!
     
  2. Hyak_II

    Hyak_II Well-Known Member

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    Seaworld San Diego has two Guadalupe fur seals under permanent care right now, a male and a female. However there is no breeding occurring as the female has a neurological problem and the male is prone to seizures. They frequently have one or two in their rescue area as well, however those animals are almost always released after recovering and are difficult to be seen by the public.

    As far as I know, San Antonio does have a Hawaiian Monk Seal, but I do believe it is off display.
     
  3. arctocephalus

    arctocephalus Member

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    Thank you for your help, Hyak_II :)