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Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Sea Lion Mid Air Frisbee Catch

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 43

To the audience, it looks like a sea lion imitating a retriever canine catching a frisbee in mid-air. For Harpo the sea lion the challenge of catching the flying disk is an enrichment activity that is fun for both volunteer and animal. It also showcases his natural instincts for catching prey. The split-second coordination involved in Harpo catching the frisbee in his mouth highlights how a sea lion catches fish underwater. The fish wouldn’t stand a chance escaping from the lightning-fast reflexes of a sea lion.

Check out the video of Harpo catching a frisbee in mid-air.

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