Wayward sea lion pup wanders onto freeway on-ramp

This sea lion pup was found lounging in a patio chair of La Jolla's Pantai Inn in March. Animal experts noticed an unexplained epidemic of starving sea lions wandering up from the beach earlier this year that has largely subsided.

Police rescued another wayward sea lion pup, this one having wandered onto the Mission Bay freeway on-ramp this morning (Wednesday, June 5) at about 6 a.m.

California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police officers arrived a short time later to rescue the sea lion, who was entering the south-bound on-ramp for Interstate 5.

Around 6:50 a.m., animal control officers got the pup into a vehicle, and it was taken to SeaWorld for evaluation.

View the rescue video from NBC 7 San Diego here.

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  2. UPDATED (3/21): Mayor orders Children’s Pool in La Jolla closed after dark through May 15
  3. Mayor shares details of recently installed ‘seal cam’ at La Jolla Children’s Pool
  4. UPDATED: City Attorney says ‘shared use’ working as La Jolla seal rope reinstalled
  5. Coastal Commission to rule on year-round seal rope July 11

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