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California sea lion Rushworth

Rushworth

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

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This patient is a California sea lion, our most commonly rescued species, with animals of all ages stranding throughout the year with a variety of ailments. 

Pups are born in June but stay with their moms for 10 months, so we typically see an influx of young animals in the spring. Other common reasons for stranding include domoic acid toxicosis, cancer, entanglement, malnutrition and leptospirosis

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Female
Location
Morro Strand State Beach - Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo
Diagnosis
Healthy
Admitted
06/14/2019
Status
Released
Release Date
07/03/2019
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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