SAUSALITO (KCBS)— It doesn’t happen often, but it’s happened again. Another wounded sea lion was rescued in the Central Valley and is being cared for by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.
10 years ago an adult sea lion with a bullet in his neck was found on a police cruiser in Los Banos after somehow swimming up the San Joaquin River. He was nicknamed Chippy and was released back into the wild after his rehabilitation.
The center’s spokeswoman, Laura Sherr said this time around, the sea lion is a pup, nicknamed Hoppie. He was found in the same area on March 31.
“This is the second California Sea Lion that we’ve found since Chippy. It’s very uncommon to respond to an animal that far from the coastline.” Sherr said.