The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Times posted at the habitat
The harbor seals have a rich training program that keeps them physically and mentally healthy. Keepers train the seals to present body parts for inspection, move throughout the habitat, and wiggle their flippers. The seals also voluntarily accept eye drops and allow keepers and veterinarians to apply ointments.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.