sea lion http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Sea Lion "Bennie" Dies At Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sea-lion-bennie-dies-saint-louis-zoo <p>A sea lion has died at the St. Louis Zoo.</p><p>“Bennie,” as he was known, was born at the zoo in 2002 and would have been 12 years old in June.</p><p>The 500 pound sea lion was one of the stars of the zoo’s sea lion show. But he stopped performing two weeks ago and had been under veterinary care.</p><p>The zoo says a necropsy will be performed by its pathologist, but it will take several weeks for the zoo to get the lab results needed to determine the cause of death.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:58:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35434 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sea Lion "Bennie" Dies At Saint Louis Zoo In The Name Of Science, Head-Bobbing Sea Lion Keeps The Beat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/name-science-head-bobbing-sea-lion-keeps-beat <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yS6qU_w3JQ</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:04:32 +0000 25059 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In The Name Of Science, Head-Bobbing Sea Lion Keeps The Beat Splash! New sea lion exhibit opens Saturday at Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/splash-new-sea-lion-exhibit-opens-saturday-saint-louis-zoo <p>Starting this Saturday, visitors to the Saint Louis Zoo will have their first chance to check out a <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/visit/thingstoseeanddo/historichill/sealionsound/">new sea lion exhibit</a>.</p><p>The 1.5 acre, $18 million habitat will house 11 California sea lions in a large saltwater pool. There&rsquo;s also an arena for sea lion shows.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:02:51 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Splash! New sea lion exhibit opens Saturday at Saint Louis Zoo Sea lion dies at St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sea-lion-dies-st-louis-zoo <p><em><strong>Updated 2:10 p.m. Aug. 23 with cause of death</strong></em></p><p>One of the country&#39;s top professional associations for zoos and aquariums says people should not be worried about the quality of care at the St. Louis Zoo, despite the death of another animal there.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:35:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1919 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sea lion dies at St. Louis Zoo