Sea Lion Sound 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 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 Updated: Three seals die while being moved to the Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/updated-three-seals-die-while-being-moved-saint-louis-zoo <p><strong>Updated 10:34 a.m.</strong> <em>June 13, 2012 with announcement of third seal death.</em></p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo has announced the death of a third seal (the one which was left at the Indianapolis Zoo for observation and treatment). The seal, Cri Cri, was 19 years old.&nbsp;</p><p>A necropsy will be performed by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University to try to find the cause of death of Cri Cri. Necropsies were performed for the other two seals who died by the Saint Louis Zoo&#39;s veterinary pathologist.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:43:12 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Kelsey Proud 3879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Updated: Three seals die while being moved to the Saint Louis Zoo