Louisville Zoo Opens New Seal, Sea Lion Habitat

by Rick Howlett on June 30, 2010

By Rick Howlett

The Louisville Zoo’s newest exhibit is now open to the public.

Officials held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the Seal and Sea Lion Habitat.

Zoo Director John Walczak says the habitat is currently home to one seal and four sea lions but will be able to accomodate 14 of the animals.

“(It has a) 108-thousand gallon pool, salt water, ozonated, 62 degrees–no you cannot jump in.   But (it’s) a great place to see seals and sea lions and tell a great story,” he said.

The exhibit is part of the zoo’s larger Glacier Run project that is being opened in phases.

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