|Chiidax is a seal with a lot of spunk.|
Chiidax first padded into the exhibit alongside his buddy Kit on a snowy afternoon last month. All the trainers were excited to see how he would react.
|Chiidax (left) is much chunkier than Kit (right)|
Since Chiidax was dropped off at a rescue facility in Alaska last year, he'd only been swimming in small indoor pools. This was the first time he'd seen such a large swimming space! Kit plunged right into the pool, but Chiidax wasn't so sure. Instead, he loped about the deck, inspecting the new sights and smells and interacting with people through the glass.
|Aquarium staff member Tom Doan was one of the first to greet Chiidax through the glass|
|Left: Chiidax sniffs Jenny's hat (She'll be lecturing about caring for the marine mammals on May 13!) |
Right: Kathy tries to entice Chiidax to explore more of the exhibit. Nope.
But since that first, cautious shimmy into the new exhibit, Chiidax has found his stride...er, his slide! Look for him jousting, romping, swimming and (sometimes) snoozing with our young fur seals—Leu, Flaherty and Kit.
The marine mammal center is buzzing with the energy of these youngsters. This is some activity you just have to see to believe! Come visit the Aquarium this April school vacation and meet the fur seals and sea lions at the New England Aquarium. Buy your timed ticket online.