Pittsburgh Zoo welcomes new creature to Water’s Edge tank

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG aquarium is saying goodbye to the sand sharks and hello to a northern elephant seal.

The two males and three females sand sharks will be at the zoo until Monday, August 15th.

On Tuesday, the sharks will be transported to Neptune Park at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in Florida.

According to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG aquarium, they will be welcoming Coolio to replace the sand sharks. He is a rescued elephant seal that was deserted on Pebble Beach in California as a pup, and was found blind and in bad condition.

The zoo says that “he most likely would not have survived if not for a fortunate and timely rescue.”

Coolio’s health and well-being has come a long way, however, he will never be released back into the wild due to his limited abilities.

Coolio will be available to the public after the Water’s Edge tank is drained and cleaned properly. The cleaning process is estimated to take at least three months.

For more information on Coolio, the sand sharks and more, visit http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/ .

Leave a Reply