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SeaWorld nourishing sea lion pups back to health

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - SeaWorld teams continue to be busy rescuing stranded sea lion pups all around the county.

On Wednesday morning, rescuers picked up a pup that was found sitting in the front seat of a car on Ingraham Street in Mission Bay.

Right now, SeaWorld is caring for dozens of sea lion pups that are malnourished and emaciated.

"A lot of these animals haven't eaten in a significant amount of time and the body actually starts to shut down. So we actually have to offer food very slowly because we want their bodies and their systems to start to function again and start to process the food. Thats something really important," rescue team member Jody Westberg said.

SeaWorld says it has rescued roughly 290 sea lion pups since January. The animals typically spend six to eight weeks in their care before being released back into the wild.

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