Sea lion pup makes debut at Milwaukee County Zoo

MILWAUKEE -- There's a new star in the Oceans of Fun Seal/Sea Lion Show at the Milwaukee County Zoo. His name is Colby -- and he's a sea lion pup.

Colby is a California sea lion and was born on June 20th. He has been learning how to swim with the help of trainers, in a child-size swimming pool. That's because these animals are not able to swim when they’re born.

At 48 pounds, Colby has become comfortable and confident in his swimming abilities, and in the Oceans of Fun’s main show pool, he’ll dive to depths of 18 feet.  The saltwater pool holds 25,000 gallons of water. 

You can see Colby in action by visiting the Milwaukee County Zoo.