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Northern Ohio zoo gets rescued seal from East Coast, says seal couldn't be released to wild
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:19 AM EST
A zoo in Ohio has a new rescued grey seal to show off.
A zoo spokeswoman says the male seal had become too acquainted with humans and was taking fish off fishing lines. The spokeswoman says that could have put the seal at risk as he got older in the wild.
Grey seals in the wild live in the North Atlantic Ocean
The seal now in the zoo's arctic exhibit is estimated to be two years old. It initially was taken to a center where animals are rehabilitated and later released.
Zoo officials say the seal is becoming curious about people and his surroundings.