Be in the swim and name the seal pup
By CLEO SRIBER
THE new seal pup at the Pet Porpoise Pool is healthy and gorgeous, according to marketing manager Terry Booth.
Born on Easter Saturday, at an estimated four to five kilograms, she now weighs aound eight to nine kilos and is very active and very hungry.
But what she needs now is a name.
The Pet Porpoise Pool is running a competition to find a name for the female pup, daughter to nine-year-old Cindy.
The prize for the best name for the seal pup will be a swim for two with the seals, normally worth $150 each.
The pup is an Australian sea lion, an endangered species.
Mum, Cindy, is now going off and swimming more often, but the pup has yet to learn to swim. She won't enter the water until she is a month old as seals do not swim automatically, but have to be taught.
If you want to meet the new baby seal, the current opening hours are 9am to 6pm daily.
Send your entries to: Seal Naming Competition, Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Ltd, PO Box 532, Coffs Harbour 2450, or send your entry by email to info@petpor- poise.com