Sea lion shot in the eye returns to ocean

SAN DIEGO – A sea lion found three months ago suffering a gunshot to the face has been returned to the ocean after rehabilitation at SeaWorld.

The mammal was found Oct. 5 floundering on the rocks of La Jolla, severely underweight and with bite wounds to its right eye. Taken to SeaWorld, veterinarians found that he had been shot point-blank, causing the loss of his right eye.


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