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Name The New Seal Pup At The Louisville Zoo

You can now check in on your favorite new gray seal pup at the Louisville Zoo with the Zoo’s new gray seal live webcam at Glacier Run!

The pup has been weaned and is now perfecting his swimming skills in his private pool area. He will soon be learning to train with keepers at Glacier Run.

Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak said, “Being able to virtually follow the pup, and watching the process as the pup graduates to the exhibit pool with our other seals should be a fun and educational experience for our guests. Moreover, being able to provide this webcam is the perfect way to help further our mission, which is to better the bond between people and our planet.”

Name The Pup!

In addition to watching the pup in action, you can help NAME him!

You can vote for your favorite name through 11:59 p.m. on February 23 at LouisvilleZoo.org/vote for a minimum requested donation of $5.  You’ve got three choices.

  1. Finsbay (Fins-bee) – Glacier Run keeper Tracy Unger put forth this name and based her recommendation on the fact that the natural habitat for gray seals includes the coasts of the Northern Atlantic Ocean including Scotland. Off the western coast of Scotland is a group of islands called the Outer Hebrides and Finsbay is a town in that group of islands.
  2. Oban (Oh-bn) – Glacier Run keeper Anna Stradley put forth this name and based her recommendation on the Scottish Sea Life Center in Oban, Scotland.
  3. Noaa (No-uh) – Glacier Run keeper Drew Koch put forth this name and based his recommendation on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency that works to keep the public informed of the changing environment.

A winning name will be announced live on the Zoo’s Facebook page on February 25 at 10 a.m.


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