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The second largest city on New Zealand’s South Island has closed a popular road for an entire month in order for a sea lion to nest safely with its pup.
“A New Zealand sea lion and her pup have taken up residence at the golf course next door and are regularly crossing the road to get to the beach,” the council said.
“You can still visit the area by foot or bicycle, but please give the sea lions lots of space New Zealand sea lions are endangered and one of the rarest sea lion species in the world.”