SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A female California sea lion pup was found in the Cardiff State Beach parking lot Sunday.

Seaworld San Diego rescued the pup that they predict to be 9 to 10 months old.

"This is the age when the mother usually says ‘goodbye' to her pup. This one probably couldn't find food and might be sick.  It looks pretty thin and seems petty lethargic," Jennifer Zarate, an Animal Care Specialist at Seaworld said.

Seaworld will make sure the pup gets hydrated and has a vet check-up.

No other details have been released.