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New baby sea lion pup at Milwaukee Zoo

Photo: Milwaukee County Zoo

New baby sea lion pup at Milwaukee Zoo

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 29, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Zoo has announced its newest member, a California sea lion pup.

Talise, named after the Native American words for "beautiful waters," was born back on April 17 at the Zoo.

A zoo spokeswoman says the sea lion pup weighed 17 pounds at birth and is doing well.

Her mom, Sonoma, initally failed to nurse the pup.  She is now successfully nursing her.

Her dad is Slick the sea lion.

Zoo workers will publicly unveil the baby in the next couple months.