Meet-and-Greet with Diego the Sea Lion

While most of Atlanta was getting ready for another Monday morning at the office, this Gnome Queen was in for a very special and unique treat.

Where was I? The world-famous Georgia Aquarium, specifically at the Sea Lion Exhibit where the Giant King and I had an amazing meet-and-greet [and smooch] with the King Sea Lion himself: Diego.

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Diego is the biggest of all the Georgia Aquarium’s Sea Lions, weighing in at over 500 lbs! At 14-years-old, Diego is also the oldest of all the Sea Lions and has been at the Georgia Aquarium since 2006.

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Despite his size, Diego is an extremely sweet and loving pinniped to all his trainers’ and care-takers.

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The Giant King and I were able to pet and receive kisses from Diego, as well as, many memorable photos.

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Trainers, Beth and Josh, explained that Diego is one of the calmest and most relaxed of all the male Sea Lions they have ever encountered. His favorite food includes a variety of different fish and he enjoys playing with many of the younger Sea Lions such as Neptune and Peaches.

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You can see Diego and all of the Sea Lion’s at the Georgia Aquarium’s daily Under the Boardwalk Sea Lion Presentation.

Buy your tickets today!

georgiaaquarium.org/experience/visit

 

 

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