Two Sea Lion Pups Rescued | NBC 7 San Diego

Two Sea Lion Pups Rescued

The pups are estimated to be less than one week old



    Two California sea lion pups were abandoned by their mothers last weekend, forcing local animal rescue to respond.

    Lifeguards called SeaWorld when the two pups were spotted with their umbilical cords still attached in the La Jolla Cove area. SeaWorld’s animal rescue team spent the day monitoring the pups on the beach before determining that the mother sea lions were not returning to care for the young animals.

    Sea Lion Pups Rescued

    [DGO] Sea Lion Pups Rescued
    Two pups that were abandoned by their mothers were rescued over the weekend by SeaWorld.
    (Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

    The pups, estimated to be less than one week old are being bottled fed every two hours at SeaWorld San Diego.

    Animal care specialists are introducing the pups to pools to swim and will eventually show them how to eat fish whole.

    On average, SeaWorld rescues and treats more than 300 marine animals and birds each year. Of these animals, seals and sea lions form the largest percentage.

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