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Our Little Pup is Growing Up!

Colby the sea lion pup

Whoever said learning to swim was easy? It actually takes time, training and courage.

Our resident 3-month-old sea lion pup, Colby, is proving his bravery each day. Through help from his trainers, Colby has learned to swim. He still spends a lot of time on land where he feel safe, but he has taken a few short dips in the Oceans of Fun, 18 foot deep, main show pool where he has daily access from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Colby the sea lion pup“We work around napping, nursing and playtime, said Oceans of Fun President, Shelley Ballmann, “If he chooses to do any of those activities in the main show area, he is viewable. Odds are good if you come to visit, Colby will delight you!”

Colby, who’s grown to 48 pounds, will nurse from mom, Makaia, until he’s about seven or eight months old. He’ll start his formal show training when he’s nine months old. Read about Colby when he was younger and view an earlier video of him by clicking here.

Visit Colby, and all our Atlantic harbor seals and California sea lions, at the Oceans of Fun Seal and Sea Lion show, sponsored by Supercuts. (See below for show times.)

  • Oceans of Fun Seal and Sea Lion Show
    September through October 7 – Weekends only, weather permitting
    Admission: $2.50
    Show Times: 10:30 a.m, Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
    California sea lions and harbor seals take the aquatic stage as they entertain and educate guests.
  • Meet & Greet
    September through November – Weekdays only, weather permitting
    Admission: $5.00
    Meet & Greet our resident marine mammals: 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
    Get up close. Try your hand at animal training and learn to feed a seal or sea lion.