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Adorable rescued zoo babies

By: Laura Moss on Aug. 8, 2011, 12:01 p.m.
Baby sea lion

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

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Sea lion pup

In 2009, a malnourished sea lion pup was found stranded on the beach in Southern California and was taken to the Marine Mammal Center where he was treated for pneumonia and later released back into the wild. However, the playful pup kept returning to shore and visiting beach-goers, and after three incidences of restranding, it was determined that the little guy might do better in captivity. The pup was transported to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, where he fit right in with a couple of other orphaned pups.