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Steller Sea Lion, Rogue, Offers Beginning to Wholesome Pup at Vancouver Aquarium


Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Aquarium is happy to share that Steller sea lion Rogue not too long ago gave delivery to a wholesome male pup, Natoa. Rogue is a first-time mom and doing properly beneath the professional care of our marine mammal and veterinary groups at our non-public birthing and nursing services.  Natoa is known as after a rookery on Natoa Island in Alaska. Natoa will likely be residing in Seal Cove on the Vancouver Aquarium now and company are inspired to return and say hiya.

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“The ocean lion pup, not too long ago born on the Vancouver Aquarium, is a crucial new addition to a small international inhabitants of this species in human care. The Marine Mammal Taxon Advisory Group (MM TAG) of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) oversees this system,” stated Vancouver Aquarium Animal Care Director Mackenzie Neale. “This program offers scientifically-grounded and conservation-focused recommendation to assist and additional guarantee a genetically numerous and sustainable international inhabitants for years to return.”  

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Since 1993, the Vancouver Aquarium has actively participated in a critically acclaimed long-term research carried out by a consortium of universities into the decline and disappearance of as much as 75% of untamed sea lions in components of Alaska, the place they’re listed as ‘threatened’ beneath america Endangered Species Act. 

“We’re pleased with our ongoing analysis and care of this necessary species for the North Pacific coast,” stated Govt Director Clint Wright. “Our work and analysis present necessary insights and data for a way we handle sea lion populations within the wild.”  

“The Vancouver Aquarium has performed an instrumental position in Steller sea lion analysis alongside the Pacific Coast of North America. With out the continuing work and contribution of the Aquarium, many necessary discoveries about why sea lions are endangered in Alaska wouldn’t have been made — and lots of new scientific methods used within the subject wouldn’t have been developed or validated,” stated UBC Marine Mammal Analysis Unit Director Andrew Trites.

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