The Bronx Zoo welcomed a new sea lion pup named Halftime to its crew today, reports NY1. The pup hails from California where it turned up on a coast, the fourth time it was found stranded. As for its name, it was found near a seaside bar during a football game, probably peering through the window to catch the score or looking for beer specials. Wildlife officials said Halftime will do well in captivity. So long as they keep it away from the zoo’s famous escapees — the peahen and the cobra.
We apologize, and will immediately start a thorough review of our exhibit policies and procedures so that this does not happen again.