SeaWorld staff treating injured seal from La Jolla’s Children’s Pool
City News Service
A harbor seal pup rescued at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla was in critical condition with an infection Friday at SeaWorld San Diego, park officials said.
The 16-pound male pup, believed to be less than a week old, was found Thursday after it was abandoned by its mother on the beach and was later taken to the park’s animal care complex.
The seal is being bottle fed and treated with antibiotics, and experts are cautiously optimistic it can recover and be returned to the ocean.
Pupping season for the seals is Dec. 15 through May 15, and a rope is kept up at the Children’s Pool to discourage people from going down to the beach and disturbing the marine mammals.
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