We're really trying to control ourselves from writing out 'awwww' with an infinite number of w's here! This is TOO cute, and what a happy ending!
A female California Sea Lion pup was born on April 17th the Oceans of Fun exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo Born — her name is Talise. She weighed of 17 pounds at birth, which is healthy! The only issue is that her mother lacked the skills needed to nurse her, which is sadly common for first time mother Sea Lions!
So the Milwaukee Zoo veterinarian team took it upon themselves to provide the her with 24 hour care with specially developed formula to serve as a substitute for her mom's milk!
Here's the cool thing: just a week of care, keepers were able to reunite Talise with her mom… who is now nursing like a pro!