Milo, the Sea Lion, Celebrates 1st Birthday
Posted on June 26, 2009
Baby sea lion Milo is celerating his first birthday. Milo was the first California Sea Lion born in The Bahamas at Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island. Milo was presented with a cake containing a fish candle that was eaten instead of blown-out after being sung Happy Birthday. His gifts included toys appropriate for a baby sea lion and fishsicles - a combination of ice and frozen fish - which each sea lion in the habitat received as a treat for Milo’s birthday. Children made birthday cards for the guest of honor.
"Milo's first birthday is a big milestone in his life and for our marine mammal family," said Robert Meister, Managing Director, Dolphin Encounters. "His birth is significant as it marks the beginning of a new generation of our sea lions."
Milo was born June 23rd, 2008. He is the son of first-time mother Magnolia, (Maggie), and first-time father Murray, both part of the marine mammal family at Dolphin Encounters. Milo weighed 16 pounds at birth and now weights 63 pounds.