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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
Yearling
Sex
Female
Location
17 Mile Drive (Bird Rock Beach Vista Point) - Pebble Beach, Monterey
Diagnosis
Pneumonia, Abscess, Enteropathy, Domoic acid toxicosis
Admitted
10/11/2019
Status
Released
Release Date
11/21/2019
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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