Is Andre the Seal still alive?

Andre the seal, who swam here each spring from southern New England and was the subject of at least two children’s books, was found dead Saturday at the age of 25, his trainer said.

Is Andre a true story?

Andre is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by George T. Miller and starring Tina Majorino about a child’s encounter with a seal. It is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a true story.

What kind of seal was Andre?

harbor seal pup
Andre the Seal (May 16, 1961 – July 19, 1986) was a male harbor seal pup found off the island of Robinson’s Rock in Penobscot Bay, Maine, United States.

How long do harbor seals live?

between 25 and 30 years
Harbor seals in the wild can live between 25 and 30 years and for more than 30 years in human care.

Where did Andre the seal live?

Rockport Harbor
Andre was a harbor seal who spent his winters at the New England Aquarium in Boston and his summers in Rockport Harbor. Every spring for over 20 years the Seaquarium would release him and Andre would swim north to Rockport (150+ miles).

Is Andre the sea lion still alive?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Zoo announced the death of Andre, a California sea lion who spent 17 years at the zoo. Andre was brought to Memphis after being rescued. He lived at Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, until the facility was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Where is the Andre the Seal Statue?

Rockport, Maine
Andre the Seal Statue, Rockport, Maine.

Is Andre a seal or sea lion?

Andre the seal was played by a sea lion but it was acting, and playing the part of a seal for the movie – it’s a Hollywood thing.

How do harbor seals stay warm?

Harbor seals have a metabolic rate somewhat higher than land mammals of the same size. This helps them generate body heat for warmth. A thick layer of blubber insulates the harbor seal, reducing heat loss.