Two of four seals bound for the St. Louis Zoo have died on the way. The harbor seals were on their way from their former home in London, Ontario, Canada, when they apparently became distressed. Besides the two seals who died, a third showing the same symptoms was left at the Indianapolis Zoo for treatment.
The fourth arrived safely at the St. Louis Zoo, and will join the sea lion exhibit after a 30-day quarantine. The seals were to be part of a new sea lion exhibit that opens at the end of the month.