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Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick
Milo favorite enrichment toy in 2016 was his sea lion selfie stick.

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For Milo and me 2016 was definitely the year of the sea lion selfie stick. Milo’s selfie videos went viral during the year. Numerous television stations across the country featured the video of Milo taking selfies throughout his exhibit. News sites such as the Daily Mail (it’s the first time I’ve ever been referred to as a legend) ran stories on the selfie taking sea lion. Even Inside Edition ran a segment on Milo and me working with the selfie stick. It was quite a year for the picture taking sea lion.

Milo really enjoyed working with the selfie stick. It became his favorite enrichment toy during the summer. He couldn’t wait to take it along with him as he swam around the exhibit. Every time we came up with a new and exciting way to use the selfie stick you could see the light bulb coming on in Milo’s mind when he tried out the new maneuver. He seemed to love the challenge.

From jumping out of the water to doing barrel rolls underwater you could tell that Milo was having a lot of fun. Milo even came up with his own selfie stick ideas like kicking it into sea lion warp drive to buzz the observation tunnel just like a Top Gun pilot buzzes a control tower.

It will be interesting to see the videos that Milo will take when the newly remodeled seal and sea lion exhibit opens early in 2017.

Stay tuned.

INSIDE EDITION LINK http://www.insideedition.com/videos/7304-sea-lion-holds-selfie-stick-to-film-underwater-adventure

DAILY MAIL LINK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3443805/The-sea-lion-selfie-stick-Mesmerising-footage-captures-Milo-powering-water-carrying-GoPro-posing-camera.html

Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick
Milo and his selfie stick.
Milo’s Year Of The Sea Lion Selfie Stick
It will be interesting to see the selfies Milo will take when the remodeled seal and sea lion exhibit reopens early in 2017.

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