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New Harbor Seal pup born at Milwaukee County Zoo

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 12:08:41-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo has welcomed a new Harbor Seal after first-time mom Cosette gave birth on May 24.

The new baby seal, a female, was born to Cosette and her dad, Ringo. According to a Facebook post from the zoo, she was born on land and swam within 30 minutes of being born! She will be taught how to eat fish within four to six weeks and has been nursing with her mom since being born.

The zoo shared a video on Facebook of the new pup, inviting people to stop by the zoo and say hi to Cosette, Ringo, and their new pup.

According to the zoo, Cosette is 7-years-old, and Ringo is 44. Cosette is now a mom of one, and Ringo is a father of six.

The news of the new pup comes just a week after the zoo announced a baby giraffe had been born on May 27.

Neither the giraffe nor the new seal have names yet. However, the zoo said to keep an eye on their social media platforms to help choose a name for the giraffe.