Taronga Zoo: Vote for long-nosed fur seal pup’s new name

She is already six weeks outdated however the first long-nosed fur seal born at Taronga Zoo in practically 20 years wants a name — and you’ll assist decide from three selections.

The long-nosed fur seal pup, now six weeks outdated, is within the midst of swimming classes, with keepers serving to her be taught the ropes at Taronga’s Seal Bay exhibit.

Senior keeper Joe Altuna stated the little lady – the primary long-nosed fur seal born on the zoo in practically 20 years – had taken to the water “splendidly”.

The long-nosed fur seal pup at Taronga Zoo needs a new name.
Digital camera IconThe long-nosed fur seal pup at Taronga Zoo wants a new name. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Sam Ruttyn
The seal pup has already been swimming at the zoo.
Digital camera IconThe seal pup has already been swimming on the zoo. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Sam Ruttyn

“We began in knee-deep water and he or she adopted straight in behind us,” he stated.

“She’s already utilizing her flipper. She’s coming into her personal within the water extraordinarily quick.

“The humorous factor was, we discovered her sleeping and washing herself in her mum’s water bowl at simply two weeks outdated, her instincts simply appear to have taken over.”

What’s in a name? You can help choose this female pup’s name.
Digital camera IconWhat’s in a name? You’ll be able to assist select this feminine pup’s name. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Sam Ruttyn

The zoo has invited the general public to vote on considered one of three names for the little pup: Birubi, Millicent or Eden.

“We’re actually excited to see which name is picked for her … both approach she’s tremendous cute and we’re very excited to have her and watch her develop,” Mr Altuna stated.

To vote, go to taronga.org.au/sealpup and you’ll be within the working to win a household zoo go.