California sea lion Bluegrass was spotted in San Francisco at PIER 39, a popular sea lion hangout, with a severe wound to his face. He was brought to our hospital where our expert veterinary team determined Bluegrass had been shot.
Bluegrass underwent intensive surgery and was left with only one eye. But sea lions are known to thrive in the wild with just one eye as their other senses, like smell and hearing, help compensate.
After weeks of rehabilitative care, Bluegrass’ gunshot wound healed fully, and he was released back to the wild with a second chance at life.
- Age at Admit
- Rescue Location
- Pier 39 Marina - San Francisco, San Francisco
- Malnutrition, Trauma, Unknown, Human interaction, Domoic acid toxicosis
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore
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