Sea Lion and 5-year-old Form Friendship Through Aquarium Glass

Posted: November 13, 2012

By: Danika Fears [Today]

Every month, 5-year-old Sean Goodman plays a little game with one of the sea lions at the Aquarium of the Pacific

in Long Beach, Calif. He traces a gentle arc with his dad’s keys along

the curved glass of the animal’s display, and the sea lion eagerly

chases after their glittery trail, like a puppy playing catch.


started playing with California sea lion Milo a year and a half ago,

but last week they attracted quite a crowd while performing their trick

together. Milo was in a particularly playful mood, and Sean’s father John K. Goodman, an animator and freelance photographer, captured it all on camera.

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