Blind Sea Lion Is Eating San Pedro Sea Mammal Center Out Of House And Aquarium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It costs $100 a day to feed Big Guy, a 750-pound, blind sea lion that has been living at Southern California’s Marine Mammal Care Center for 15 months.

That isn’t the main reason he has to leave though. The San Pedro center is a hospital, not a hotel, and they’ve done all they can for him except find him a new home. If the search doesn’t succeed soon, he will have to be euthanized.

Veterinarian Laura Palmer says she decided to help Big Guy because he was gentle and she thought she could find a zoo or aquarium to take him. She’s been looking for a year.

The center has 70 animals and spokeswoman Jill Romano says Big Guy has been there longest and eats the most.

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  1. Neptune says:

    I’ll take him and he can live with me. I’ve got a lot of real estate he can swim and be free in.

  2. Cookie from Philly says:

    CERTAINLY YOU WOULD THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE TO PUT THIS SWEET ANIMAL- PERHAPS AN EVENT FROM THE SCHOOLS- TO PUT ATTENTION OUT THERE RE/ HIS PLIGHT!

  3. Mike Preston says:

    Put him back in the ocean. He will make easy pickens for a Great White or an Orca. They got to eat too.

  4. Curtis says:

    Come on . Do the right thing. As soon as you put him back out in the wild – he’s sure enough dead. Do you need money to feed him. How much will it take. Let me know.

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