Australian Sea-lion numbers continue to decline due to isolated populations, over-fishing and entanglement in fishing debris.
“This little pup is a vital addition to Taronga’s breeding program for this endangered species, which is why we are asking Australians to choose one of two possible names for her,” Taronga’s Jennifer Steed told Mosman Collective.
“The public will get to choose from two names; Amalie which is a tribute to the pup’s late Grandfather and Nala’s Father Mallie, or Kailani which is of Hawaiian origin and translates to sea and sky.
“The entry with the most meaningful reason behind their name selection will win a family pass to Taronga valued and a seal encounter plus meet and greet with one of Taronga’s Marine Mammal Keepers.”
You can see the little pup and her mum Nala at Taronga’s Seal Bay, in the Greater Southern Ocean Precinct, during the school holidays.