Say hello to the newest gray seal pup at the @smithsonianzoo! The female seal, born on Jan. 21, is the third pup to mother Kara and 26-year-old father Gunther. The pup weighed 34 pounds as of Jan. 24, and staff are "cautiously optimistic that the pup will thrive." The seal pup does not yet have a name, but she will join the zoo's adult gray seals and two harbor seals, Luke and Squeegee, on exhibit and public view in the spring. Although once endangered, gray seals are now listed as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo courtesy Jacqueline Conrad, Smithsonian's National Zoo.