ORLANDO, Florida – Last week twin sea lions were born at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld says that this is very rare in the animal world and the first time twin sea lions have been born at SeaWorld Orlando.
The baby sea lions are healthy and have been seen nursing from their mom, Fable, who is also doing well. The pups will continue to nurse from their mom until they are between six and 12 months old. Fable, who is nearly 14 years old, was also born at SeaWorld Orlando.
The first of the twins was born at 11 a.m. on June 17, 2012, and the second followed a few hours later. The sex of the twins has not yet been determined. Sea lions typically give birth to one pup at a time so this is a grand feat for Mom.
PHOTO: On June 17, 2012, twin sea lions were born at SeaWorld Orlando. The pups, and mom, Fable, are doing well. This is the first time twin sea lions have been born at the park.
PHOTO CREDIT: SeaWorld