Thursday, October 2, 2014

New mascot at Sydney Opera House?

A New Zealand fur seal seems to be settling in on the waterside VIP steps of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The male seal, which is thought to be 3 or 4 years old, has been dividing its time between sunning itself at the opera house and going for swims in the Sydney harbor.

Tourists, naturally, are delighted.

Nonee Walsh of the Australian Broadcasting Company quotes a wildlife officer as saying that the visitor apparently “has found other seals that it can associate with” and predicts that it “will remember how comfortable it was [at the opera house] and it will probably come back every year” . . .