VALLEJO (CBS13) – A baby sea lion was born at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
The pup was born to 4-year-old Pebbles at 7 pm on May 20 at the Six Flags Seal Cove. Zookeepers don’t know if the sea lion is a boy or a girl just yet.READ MORE: Texas-Based Photographer Captures Sacramento Couple's Proposal, Calls On Twitter To Track Them Down
Pebbles is a first-time mom. A park spokesperson said her maternal instincts kicked in immediately and the pup started nursing soon after birth- indicating it’s healthy.READ MORE: Concern From Community After Bullets Fly Through West Sacramento Apartment Husband Pleads Guilty To 2019 First-Degree Murder Of Wife Heather Gumina Waters In El Dorado County
Six Flags website says sea lions typically give birth from late May through June. In the wild the pups remain on shore with their moms for 7-10 days. Afterwards the moms forage for 1-3 days at a time and then spend a day ashore nursing their pups. Pups usually wean from their mother around six months of age.