Louisville Zoo reveals name of Gray Seal Pup

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/LOUISVILLE ZOO) – Louisville Zoo guests have spoken with their votes and have chosen “Finsbay” (Fins-bee) as the winner of the “Help Us Name the Seal Pup” vote sponsored by T-Mobile.

Zoo keepers at Glacier Run put forth three names for the male gray seal pup born in December — Finsbay, Oban and NOAA.

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The winning name was presented by Tracy Unger, a zoo keeper at the Louisville Zoo for ten years.

“It made sense to choose something meaningful to the species and this town is known for harbor and gray seals,” said Unger. “I am so excited that it won! Thank You for your votes! Now, we can call him by his name as we begin his training.”

Guests can also follow the pup’s journey by watching the Zoo’s Saturday Seal “Pup-dates” sponsored by T-Mobile on the Zoo’s website and social media channels. More information about the seal pup is available at LouisvilleZoo.org/sealpup.