BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A baby seal is the first birth of the year at
suburban Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo.
The Chicago Zoological Society said Friday that the male grey seal pup was
born 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day. His mother is 10-year-old Lily and the pair
will be off exhibit for several weeks.
Zoo officials say the pup is the first of its species to be born at
Brookfield Zoo. He weighed 25 pounds. Zoo staff say he will triple or
quadruple that weight in the next month.
Brookfield Zoo now has six grey seals.