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Seal Lion arrives at Tynemouth aquarium

The first of two new California Seal Lions has arrived at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth.

Finn arrived at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth on Thursday night Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

'Finn' arrived at the centre on Thursday night after being collected from a wildlife attraction in Belgium.

The Sea Lion was collected from a wildlife park in Belgium Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

California Sea Lions are native to coastal areas in North America and are one of five species of sea lion.

The centre says Finn seems excited to be there Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

Staff at the Blue Reef Aquarium say Finn seems excited and happy to be there, and he's already bonding well with his new trainer.

Finn has already started to bond with his new trainer Joey Ioanna Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium