Mystic Aquarium welcomes new seal

MYSTIC, Conn. (WPRI) – There’s a new seal at Mystic Aquarium.

Ziggy Star is a Northern Fur seal.

In April 2013, she was found severely emaciated and barely alive on a beach on the California coast.

After she was was rescued, she was diagnosed with a serious neurologic condition that affects her ability to process images correctly and coordinate her movements.

This condition makes it impossible for her to ever be released. Ziggy will need human care forever.

After months of rehabilitation in Calif, Ziggy was flown home to her new home at Mystic Aquarium on March 21.

She’ll spend the next few months at the Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Observatory, but will eventually reside in the Pacific Northwest Exhibit.

Ziggy will be visible to the public starting March 29.

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