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December 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Chewbacca, Seattle Aquarium seal, dies

Chewbacca, Seattle Aquarium’s northern fur seal, has died following surgery he underwent  last week. The 13-year-old male seal, known at the aquarium as “Chewy,” seemed to be recovering from an operation last Thursday that removed a mass from his gastrointestinal system, but he died Sunday morning, according to the aquarium. In the wild, the average lifespan…

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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com. Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.  

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