Ads feature the New England Aquarium’s new sea lions
“Mischief is back in Boston,” says a new ad for the New England Aquarium, though some locals might be forgiven for wondering if it ever left, given that mischief is something of a constant in the Hub ecosystem.
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Halftime, and orphaned pup, was rescued in California during the Super Bowl. Rescue workers originally hoped that she would be able to return to the wild, but when they found her again a few weeks, they realized her chances of surviving in the wild were pretty bleak. Instead, she’s been relocated to the Bronx Zoo!
Halftime joins four other sea lions at the zoo.
If injured animals normally go to a zoo to recover, then Panchita, a Galapagos Sea Lion, is no ordinary animal.
Panchita is, instead, one smart and lucky animal, with a taste for the good life.
When the mammal found herself injured with deep cuts all over her body after being caught in a net in the ocean, she washed up not on rough shores, but at a hotel, according to Animal Advocacy, a Phoenix-based organization.
Animal advocates there who found Panchita spent the next three months nursing her back to health. Panchita, now pregnant and expecting her baby sea lion any day, goes out to sea every day and then returns to the hotel to rest.
In this photo, Panchita is captured post-ocean swim, improbably lying next to Eric Nies, the star of the first season of the MTV reality show, “The Real World.” Nies provided the photo to Animal Advocacy through the Seals of Nam, a worldwide initiative that aims to “bring the stench of the Namibian seal massacre to the nostrils of an indignant world,” according to its website.
Methinks Panchita might be the smartest sea lion alive. I’ve seen Frozen Planet and Panchita definitely has the right idea.
Nice to see that Eric Nies is doing pretty much exactly what he did on The Real World and as host of The Grind…nothing.
Sea lions are susceptible to many of the same diseases as humans. Sea lions have been diagnosed with pneumonia, epilepsy and various forms of cancer. Pups are immune to these diseases as long as they are nursing!