September 24, 2018

Governor Corbett Names Baby Sea Lion at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Tom Corbett today officially named the newest addition to the Pittsburgh Zoo PPG Aquarium: Sophie the Sea Lion.

Shortly after the sea lion was born in June, zoo officials asked Corbett to name the animal, suggesting that he select a name that would bring to mind the governor’s hometown. The pup will be moving with her mother, Callie, to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. next spring.

“As a lifelong Pittsburgher, I can’t think of a single name that evokes the spirit of