How do you stay to cool on a 90-degree day when you are wearing the second-thickest fur coat in the animal kingdom? For our Northern fur seals, taking a dip in the chilly water of the exhibit pool is an easy way to get relief on a hot day. But taking ice baths in a kiddie pool, searching for fish and squid treats in a pile of ice cubes, or munching on a fish-icle is much more interesting to Ursula, Luna, Kitovi, and Chii (prono: Chee).
Take a Look
Here’s a short video of the icy fun had by the fur seals!
Good, Cold Fun with the Fur Seals
Kit, Luna, and Chii are all youngsters and are correspondingly cute, curious, and mischievous. It’s hard work to keep these ruffians in line! So sometimes the matriarch—19-year-old Ursula—has to take a break in an icy pool.