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Sea lion pup rescued by SeaWorld from rocks in Ocean Beach

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 18:25:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- SeaWorld’s rescue team is in full swing, rescuing more than 150 animals and birds so far this year.

More than 80 marine mammals and over 75 birds have so far been rescued in 2019, with the goal of rehabilitating and returning them to their homes, SeaWorld says.

On April 2, the team rescued a 10-month-old sea lion pup with a two-inch cut on its flipper from a coastal rock in Ocean Beach. After being treated, the team hopes to return him to the wild in six to eight weeks.

Wednesday, the team also returned 13 rehabilitated sea lions to the ocean.

SeaWorld San Diego has rescued more than 20,000 animals over the last 55 years, according to a news release.