NEAQ Seal Pup Gets A Name, Learns To Swim

BOSTON (CBS) – New England Aquarium’s adorable newborn seal pup has a name.

Aquarium marine mammal trainers chose the name Kitova or Kit for short after one of Alaska’s Pribilof Islands that is a major breeding ground for northern fur seals.

The two-week-old 11-lb. pup remains behind the scenes at the aquarium, bonding with her mother Ursula.

The NEAQ staff released video of Kitova learning how to swim in a shallow pool with help from her mom and the Aquarium’s marine mammal curator and resident seal whisperer Kathy Streeter.

(Photo courtesy: NEAQ)

(Photo courtesy: NEAQ)

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