New Aquarium Sea Lion Rocks the Selfie-Style Snaps

Chase, meet world. World, meet Chase, the newest pinniped at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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The utterly charming Chase, a California sea lion, is now swimming with the other sea lions and seals at the Aquarium of the Pacific, as of early October, 2018.
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The utterly charming Chase, a California sea lion, is now swimming with the other sea lions and seals at the Aquarium of the Pacific, as of early October, 2018.
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Is this Chase's best side? They're both beautiful. He's been living off-view at the Aquarium of the Pacific "for a few months" while he brushed up "... on behaviors to help prepare him to meet the other animals in the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat.
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His habitat debut was announced by the aquarium on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
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Chase's age? He's four. He weighs almost 280 pounds and "... came to the Aquarium from another accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums facility in the United States."
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Want to see how he works with trainers? Take a seat for the Seals and Sea Lions show, a daily happening at the Long Beach destination.
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The sort of environment that sea lions inhabit in the wild? Think "temperate or subtropical waters."
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"Adult males can reach up to nearly 8 feet in length and 860 pounds," says the aquarium.
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Nope, as mentioned, Chase didn't take his own selfies, but these new photographs are mighty selfie-like in their candor and closeness to their subject. And mighty cute, too.
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See this sweet-mugged pinniped, and his awesome sea lion and seal crew, at the Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach.
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