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Harbor seal born at New York Aquarium

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A harbor seal pup born at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, is on display to visitors, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The seal weighed 22 pounds when he was born on May 27 and could grow to up to 250 pounds, the WCS said. He is the second harbor seal born at the aquarium in 15 years.

In a statement, Jon Forrest Dohlin, the director of the aquarium, called the pup "a delightful addition to the aquarium and a treat to everyone who comes through the facility."

The aquarium, which was severely damaged in Superstorm Sandy's storm surge, is undegoing a major renovation. Its three harbor seals live in the Sea Cliffs habitat, alongside penguins, sea otters, sea lions, and walruses.

The Wildlife Conservation Society's mission is to protect wildlife and wild places around the world through science, conservation, and education programs and its network of zoos and aquarium in New York City.

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