Memphis Zoo Welcomes TWO Adorable Baby Sea Lions
This Tennessee zoo has upped their cuteness level considerably.
It's double trouble in the sea lion enclosure at the Memphis Zoo!
The Tennessee zoo welcomed not one, but two baby sea lions last week, upping their cuteness level considerably. (No offense, Winnie!)
Both pups and their mothers, Catalina and Remy, are reportedly doing well. Neither have pups have names, as keepers haven't yet been able to confirm their sex.
At the moment, Memphis Zoo officials are letting the mothers decide where they want to be. As a result, the mothers and their adorable babies may not be visible to the public during this time. In an effort to give the mothers as much privacy as possible, the zoo is modifying their sea lion shows to be "a little quieter than normal."
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Sea lions, known for their boisterous personalities and ability to "walk" on their flippers, can grow as long as eight feet, and weigh up to 770 lbs. According to The Marine Mammal Center, most sea lion pups are born in June or July and weigh 13 to 20 pounds. They nurse for at least five to six months and sometimes over a year.