Though all the zoos and aquarium are closed, we’re here for all the new animal content coming through from NYC!
Our latest obsession is the New York Aquarium’s weekly updates on a baby sea lion pup that was born earlier this year.
His name is Erie (after the Great Lake) and you can follow along on the Brooklyn-based aquarium’s Instagram story highlights each week to see how he is growing!
They show how the trainers must bond with the pups (dream job), how he reacted to seeing snow for the first time (so cute), how he communicates with his mother through “vocalizing,” and more.
They also show target training for the Aquatheater Sea Lion show, and Erie exploring his exhibit area for the first time.
Look at that face! Check out the Instagram story highlight to enjoy more.
See also: The Bronx Zoo Is Posting The Most Adorable Videos Of What Its Animals Are Up To During Quarantine
featured image source: Instagram / @nyaquarium