7 Feb 2024

Sealion travels 60km to give birth

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 7 February 2024

Jade, one of about 12,000 New Zealand sealions listed as nationally vulnerable, travelled 60 kilometres from the coast up the fast flowing Clutha River to give birth.

DOC rangers have been to check on Jade and her pup after her incredible journey.

Coastal Otago biodiversity ranger Jim Fyfe spoke to Ben Strang.