SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Animal rescuers are keeping an eye on another injured sea lion in the Sacramento River near Old Sacramento.
The sea lion has been spotted with injuries that look like gunshot wounds. The Marine Mammal Center says that they are not going to rescue the animal because it seems to be in good health.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
“Seals and sea lions have an amazing ability to heal. And that’s one of the things we are always balancing when we decide whether to respond and rescue an animal or not,” Dave Zahniser with the Marine Mammal Center said.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
The non-profit says they will keep an eye on the sea lion, and if it gets worse, they will step in and rescue it.
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