4. Hoover, the Seal
Another interesting story is that of Hoover the seal. He was captured as a juvenile and kept by Alice Swallow and George in 1971. The name Alex was given to him when he started to eat at the pace of a vacuum cleaner and started to outgrow his tub. Due to this, Hoover started to live outside in the pond of his adoptive parents.
While out there in the pond, Hoover started to learn how to imitate voices with a thick New England accent. He was eventually taken to the Aquarium so as to entertain onlookers by crying, “well hello there!’’, “get outta here!’’. He died in 1985.