LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - Three baby sea lions stranded in a small cave in La Jolla were rescued Friday by SeaWorld experts.
The sea lions became trapped for an unknown reason and did not appear to be able to swim to safety. The animals' mother cried out in distress as onlookers watched from above. One sealion was lodged between two rocks, while two others were inside on the floor and unable to find their way out.
A SeaWorld team reached the scene about 11:30 a.m. to save the sea lions.
Mark Bressler, a SeaWorld rescuer, said the mothers and babies can get separated when humans get too close to the sea lions.
The crowd cheered as the animals were reunited with their mom.