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Adopt-a-Seal® - Poppy
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Adopt-a-Seal® - Poppy

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Poppy's Story

Weak and exhausted, Poppy, a northern fur seal pup, swam into San Francisco Bay and took a rest at a very busy Berkeley marina. Listed as a vulnerable species, northern fur seals spend most of their lives at sea and rarely come ashore on mainland beaches. Thankfully, several boaters noticed the malnourished pup and contacted the Center. After two and a half months of care, Poppy doubled her weight and resumed the feisty behavior typical of a healthy fur seal. She was released back into the wild and will hopefully produce offspring, helping to replenish the fur seal population.

Adoption Details

When you adopt Poppy, you'll receive a personalized 7in. x 5in. adoption certificate with Poppy's photo and story on the back. Your symbolic adoption will make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Poppy. 

Upgrades Available: Upgrade to a gift package with an 8in. plush fur seal OR an 8in. plush fur seal and children's book The Journey of the Northern Fur Seal, the true story of Golden Missy, a fur seal pup who lost her way and landed on Oahu Island. Package parts will appear in your cart as an additional item when you upgrade.

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