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…More
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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.More
OCEAN PARK (AP) — A beach driver ran over a mother harbor seal in the dunes at Ocean Park on the Washington coast causing a fatal injury. KBKW reports local wildlife rescuers spotted the seal and newborn resting April 20 and put signs on the beach to alert drivers to avoid the area. But…More