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Sea lion the latest addition to Belfast Zoo attractions

Published 03/07/2015

The baby sea lion at Belfast Zoo
The baby sea lion at Belfast Zoo

A Californian sea lion is the latest addition to Belfast Zoo.

The unnamed pup was born to mother Arielle and father Wesley last month, bringing the number of sea lions at the Cave Hill site to seven.

Curator Andrew Hope said: "Our sea lions are extremely popular with both keepers and visitors and we are delighted to welcome another pup this year." Californian sea lions have been at Belfast Zoo for 60 years and are managed as part of a European collaborative breeding programme.

Since his arrival from Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire, in February 2007, Wesley has fathered 18 pups.

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