Wildlife World Zoo

The Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park announced the birth of the first female sea lion pup at the Shipwreck Cove Exhibit. (Source: Wildlife World Zoo)

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- This story is going to make you say "Aww!" 

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park announced the birth of the first female sea lion pup at the Shipwreck Cove Exhibit.

The new pup was named Makara or "Little Mak" for short.

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According to Wildlife World officials, the meaning behind the name is "little sea creature" in Hindi.

The sea lion is getting used to water and preparing to begin swim lessons.

Makara is the third pup to be born in the zoo's successful sea lion breeding program.

 


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