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Sea Lion Send-Off
May 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Your Birmingham Zoo invites you to join us for a Sea Lion Send-Off on Henley Lawn, Saturday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to wish Farley and Gio safe travels to their new home!
Longtime residents and fan favorites of your Birmingham Zoo, California sea lions, Farley and Giovanni (Gio) will be moving to the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts.
“While we are very sad to see them go, we are excited about this great opportunity for them,” explains Mollye Nardi, Birmingham Zoo’s General Curator.
Join our education team on Henley Lawn and learn more about sea lions, how to help marine life in the wild, and hear more about what it takes to transport animals to their new homes! The community will also be able to express their well wishes on a banner that will travel with Farley and Gio to the New England Aquarium where a larger habitat and colony awaits them. The New England Aquarium will collaborate with your Birmingham Zoo for future updates on how the pair are settling in this summer.
Location: Send-Off Celebration on Henley Lawn
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sea lion demos are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.*