Blank Park Zoo recently announced that “Meru” the harbor seal gave birth to a female seal pup on Saturday, August 7. Both mom and pup are healthy and doing well.
Blank Park Zoo asked for help from the public in naming the seal pup. With more than 800 votes cast and winning by a wide margin with 37 percent of the vote, Mira, meaning ‘peace’ and ‘ocean’ is the new name of the female seal pup. ‘Mira’ has been making her way out to the outdoor pool and swimming around with mother, ‘Meru.’ While she has gone outside to swim, there may be times when both pup and mom will be in a behind the scenes area.