14 Jan 2021

Dunedin road closed so sea lion mum can feed newborn pup

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 14 January 2021

Dunedin City Council has closed a public road so a sea lion can safely reach the ocean to get food for her new born pup.

Hiriwa, the 150 kilogram sea lion, is currently nestled in bush alongside the 13th hole at Chisholm Links golf course in order to care for her newborn.

John Wilson Ocean Drive, which separates the course from the ocean, will be closed for the next month.

RNZ's Matthew Theunissen reports.