The 900-pound elephant seal that captured the attention of Northern California after she tried multiple times to cross a busy freeway in Sonoma County has given birth, officials announced.
In a post on Instagram, National Park Service staff at the Point Reyes said the seal, Tolay, gave birth to a pup over the weekend! The birth was observed from the elephant seal overlook at Chimney Rock.
The new development comes just days after the elephant seal was relocated from Highway 37, where she caused a scene while trying repeatedly to cross.
One caller told the CHP that the seal was in the slow lane, and another said it had tried to attack a car, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
When officers arrived to the scene, the seal was out of the roadway — but causing traffic problems as drivers slowed down to take a look.