Harbor Seal Dies at Iowa Zoo

By: Ann McIntire Email
By: Ann McIntire Email

Zoo officials in Des Moines say their 27-year-old harbor seal has died.

Blank Park Zoo announced the seal, named Red, died during a procedure Friday.

officials say the seal stopped breathing while under anesthesia and could not be resuscitated. He was undergoing a procedure following signs of weight-loss and abdominal pain.

Red came to the zoo in May 1986 from Sea World in California.

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