Emaciated sea lion rescued on street

2015-02-13 07:01
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San Francisco - Officials say that an emaciated sea lion yearling that was probably looking for food was rescued along a major San Francisco boulevard, more than 300m from the ocean.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the young male pinniped had dragged himself uphill, through shrubbery and over the busy road before being discovered on Wednesday by two motorists.

A park ranger driving through the area stopped to help and took the animal to the Marine Mammal Centre in Sausalito, where the ranger named him "Persevero," which means to persevere in Latin.

Officials say the sea lion weighs 13kg instead of a normal 36kg.

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