JACKSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating the birth of the park’s first first sea lion pup.
Kona was 18 pounds when he was born on June 25 and now weighs 33 pounds.
Animal training supervisor Jessica Peranteau says the pup is becoming more proficient at swimming and has started teething.
“Similar to human babies, Kona puts anything in his mouth, most often his flippers,” Peranteau said in a news release.
Kona, and his mother Anoki, can be seen daily in the underwater viewing pool at the Jackson park’s Seafari Theater.
There are now five sea lions at the park.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- Get The Lead Out: Lawmaker Takes Aim At Toxins Found In Popular Cosmetics
- Psychologist Offers Advice On Dealing With Holiday Stress
- Girl Heartbroken After Rockland County Sheriff’s K9 Kills Family Dog
- ‘Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy Dies
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)