Rona’s Seal Pup

Follow the journey of the new mother Rona and her pup Finsbay through their first days and beyond. Watch the live webcam. See the results of our naming contest. Find out how you can support seals and sea lions here at the Zoo and worldwide. Find videos of Rona and the pup, answers to frequently asked questions, conservation information and more.

VOTING RESULTS

Thank you for voting to help name Rona’s seal pup! Voting is closed and the results are in. The most popular name chosen by Zoo fans was FINSBAY! See the video announcement below as well as the press release.

Video Announcement

Press release

SEAL LIVE WEBCAM

Can’t get enough of our seal pup? Now, you can follow along with our pup’s journey from home with this live webcam that shows behind-the-scenes at Glacier Run.

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SEAL PUP-DATE VIDEO GALLERY

Join us on social media for Saturday Seal Pup-dates sponsored by T-Mobile. We’ll talk to the Glacier Run keepers every week about the latest and greatest on what’s happening with Rona and pup. You can find all the previous weeks videos here! Don’t miss any of this adorable pup’s first weeks.

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BIRTH INFORMATION

Find out more about Rona’s pregnancy and birth from these articles.

Rona’s Pregnancy Announcement

Seal Pup Birth Announcement

Zoo Reveals Seal Pup is a Boy!

SUPPORT THE PINNIPEDS

Every gift to the Louisville Zoo supports the daily needs and conservation of important species such as the gray seals and California sea lions in our care.  Consider joining our team today by making a tax-deductible donation to the Louisville Zoo Fund.

CONSERVATION

As an ambassador for her species, Rona allows us the privilege of seeing and feeling first-hand, the magnificence of this playful, graceful animal — and to grasp on a visceral level what the loss of this species might mean to us and future generations.

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FUN FACTS & FAQ

How long are gray seals pregnant for? Why aren’t Rona and the pup on exhibit? Who’s the pup’s father? Get answers to these Frequently Asked Questions and more!

Frequently Asked Questions…

Gray Seal Facts…

GLACIER RUN

Glacier Run with seals and polar bear
Glacier Run is home to Rona, Boone, and their new pup! Learn more about the other inhabitants housed in our award-winning exhibit.

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