Gunnar, a gray seal, was part of the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program. He was taught to use a screwdriver, install equipment and fetch things off the ocean floor.
He was 38:
“In his career as a navy seal, Gunnar learned how to insert and remove equipment, use a screwdriver and turn a large wheel valve,” said the zoo in a statement, playing a pun on the US Navy’s storied SEAL commando units.
He arrived at the National Zoo in January 1979 from the Naval Oceans Systems Centre in San Diego, California, where he sired two female pups that now live in a New Jersey aquarium.Read More
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