Born in the evening of June 20, 2012, Colby has been growing and learning quickly under the watchful eye of his mother. As a young pup, Colby spends his days playing and interacting with his trainers. Play behavior is very important for a young animal as it helps Colby to develop strength, coordination and build relationships. He can often be found playing with toys, chasing his flippered friends in the main pool and nuzzling up close with his trainers in hopes of a belly rub!
Sea lion pups do not know how to swim when they are born. In the wild, these animals gain comfort in the water by splashing in the waves and playing in the shallows. At Oceans of Fun, Colby first played in a kiddie pool while he learned to dive, hold his breath and blow bubbles in the water. Slowly we acclimated him to deeper depths and actually gave him swimming lessons in our holding pools before venturing out to our main pool that is 18 feet deep. Already weighing 75 pounds, Colby is a strong and healthy young sea lion. He enjoys exploring the main pool and meeting new friends who visit Oceans of Fun.
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