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By: Sarah Sharkey
Three pinnipeds just got very lucky with a move to Vallejo’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The two seals lions and a seal were about to be homeless after their home at a central coast aquarium was doomed to close. It could have been a difficult process for them, but luckily Six Flags had plenty of room for them.
The three animals are Maggie, a 32-year-old sea lion, Hera, a 7-year-old sea lion, and Smoky, an 8-year-old Pacific harbor seal. All three of these lovely ladies seem to be settling into their new home comfortably.
Their former homer was the Morro Bay Aquarium was set to close in September. Six Flags was happy to offer these animals a new home. The animal care director at Six Flags, Dianne Cameron, said “We are an experience pinniped rehabilitation facility with the ability to provide permanent homes for non-releasable animals. We wanted to ensure these three have a safe and secure future in a place where they can experience living in an outdoor environment for their first time in their lives. “
After a stressful move, the three pinnipeds have joined the Seal Cove exhibit. They are enjoying making new friends in a new and safe environment where they can live healthy lives for many years to come.
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