Sea lion pups on display at the Bronx Zoo

- Two California sea lion pups born at the Bronx Zoo in June 2016 are now on display for visitors.

The pup born to Indy is male, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the zoo. The gender of the pup born to Margaretta is not yet known. The zoo has not named them yet.

A sea lion named Clyde, who lives at the Queens Zoo, is sired both pups, the WCS said. These are his first pups since coming to New York from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2013.

"California sea lions are not endangered and live in healthy populations along the west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico," the WCS said in a release. "All marine mammals, including sea lions, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972."

The Wildlife Conservation Society's mission is to save "wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature," according to its website.

In addition to the Bronx Zoo, its flagship property, WCS runs the Prospect Park Zoo, the New York Aquarium, the Queens Zoo, and the Central Park Zoo. California sea lions are on display at all five parks.

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