2 Seals Die In Transit To St. Louis Zoo

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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.