And Mama Zoey is SUPER protective of her babe!
The sea lion gave birth to her second little gurl at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, and she's a healthy 18.4 pounds!
But when the babe's big sis, Sidney, and her bestie, Sophie, wanted to say hi…let's just say Zoey wasn't having it!
Zoey will stay with her pup in the next weeks, especially as she learns to swim on her own.
Sea lions instinctively know how to paddle around, but they get easily tired.
The infant mortality rate is 10 to 15 percent in the first month, which highly depends on the mother's care.
Zoey should have no problem taking on the mother role!
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