SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A sea lion that wandered onto state Route 94 in the Stockton area on Jan. 7, is now in recovery at the SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Center.
Almost a week ago, the adventurous sea lion appeared on the eastbound side of the freeway near SR-15, about three miles from San Diego Bay and some eight miles away from the ocean, shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, said CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt.
In a statement on Twitter, SeaWorld shared:
"Our veterinarians will continue to give him the rehabilitation he needs and will work with @NOAAFisheries to decide on whether he will return to his natural environment. This is the second time that authorities have called on SeaWorld to rescue this sea lion.
He was returned back to the ocean by SeaWorld last November after completing his first rehabilitation. We are proud to continue our mission to help marine animals in need, rescuing over 39,500 animals to date."
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