Two blind sea lions saved from certain death in the wild are made their public debut at the San Francisco Zoo, including one that had been shot in the face.
A sea lion discovered with a gunshot wound to the face on a Sausalito beach has found a home at the San Francisco Zoo.
A sea lion found shot in the head late last year, causing him to completely lose his vision, is keeping staff and volunteers on their toes as a more permanent home is being sought, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
Marine Mammal Center veterinarian Bill Van Bonn said on Monday that the center is now looking for an aquarium, wildlife care facility or sanctuary willing to adopt the sea lion.
A California sea lion remains in critical but stable condition at Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center Friday after being found on a beach with a gunshot wound to his head, a spokesman for the center said.