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A Steller sea lion couple at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward welcomed their second pup in two years earlier this month, with staff saying both the mother and newborn male are doing well.

In a Monday statement, staff at the center say the pup was born July 20 to a 14-year-old mother, Eden, and a 21-year-old male named Woody. The pair have previously produced offspring, with a female pup born last year.

“Eden is a very attentive mother and the pup has been successfully nursing,” officials wrote. “The pup’s first weight came in at 37.7 pounds (17.1 kg).”

The previous pup, Ellie, was born in June 2013. At the time, the center described the birth as the first successful breeding of two sea lions in captivity since the mid-1980s.

“At thirteen months old, Ellie now weighs 166 pounds (75.5 kg) and has learned to eat fish and follow basic commands from her trainers,” officials wrote.

According to Dr. Lori Polasek, a University of Alaska Fairbanks research assistant professor and a scientist at the center, biologists have been learning important details from Eden and Woody about sea lion pregnancy and pup care.

While the pup won’t be named or placed on public display for a few months, there are already plans at the center for a possible name.

“Like all of our Stellers, he will be named after a Steller sea lion rookery or haul out area,” officials wrote in an email to Channel 2.

Channel 2’s Reba Lean contributed information to this story.