One of the animals at Gulf World at Panama City Beach is feeling the joy of motherhood Wednesday.
Mother Sandy gave birth to a pup. The new addition, who has yet to be named, is Gulf World's first Harbor Seal born at the local marine park.
The pup will be named once they determine its sex. That could take a couple of weeks.
The baby seal is two feet long and weighs 15 pounds. So far, mom and baby have completed their first swim and nursed.
The proud parents came to Gulf World from Six Flags Marine World in California last May.