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Freya arrived to SLEWTHS on March 8th 2016. She was adopted from the Pacific Marine Mammal Facility where she was a repeat strander and was deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Since joing the SLEWTHS project, she has learned many different types of targets, how to hold on the scale, and voluntarily goes into the cage. Freya is very imaginative and fully enjoys playing with all her toys, moving them back and forth between the pools. She also loves playing around with her friend Gaia (whom we adopted at the same time), and the other adult sea lions, behaving just as a young sibling would do: pushing her limits and teasing the adults.

Freya is determined to learn during a session and wants to learn quickly. This determination is a wonderful feature of Freya‘s and will ultimately help her work toward being a wonderfully trained sea lion.