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Detroit Zoo Now Home to Seal Stranded off Maine
09/11/2013 02:40 PM ET  

The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak says the female grey seal pup turned up near Georgetown and was recovered by Marine Mammals of Maine.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) _ The Detroit Zoo has a new seal that was found stranded along the coast of Maine.

The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak says the female grey seal pup turned up near Georgetown and was recovered by Marine Mammals of Maine.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that the seal, named Georgie, couldn't be released because she has compromised eyesight.

The seal arrived at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England in March. She got to the Detroit Zoo in June and now weighs 140 pounds.

She joins grey seal Kiinaq, harp seal Pequot and harbor seals Sidney and Freita in the Arctic Ring of Life exhibit.


 

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