2 Seals Die In Transit To St. Louis Zoo
Two of four harbor seals on their way to the St. Louis Zoo from a theme park in London, Ontario, Canada have died. The seals..were going to join eleven sea lions in the zoo’s new sea lion sound exhibit scheduled to open June 30th. According to the zoo all four animals
were examined before departure and while in transit Thursday. They appeared healthy after passing through U.S. Customs. However, during a stop near Fort Wayne, Indiana one of the animals was not responsive. A veterinarian confirmed its death. The other one died a short time later. A third seal was left at the Indianapolis Children’s Zoo for care Friday. The fourth seal arrived at the St. Louis Zoo Saturday and appears healthy.