We finally got word back from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center that our “Meals For Seals” sponsored pinniped is Cyntia, a California Sea Lion pup. Apparently she is a special case, as she came in not only malnourished and dehydrated, but with an eye injury, as well. Poor thing! Cyntia has been at the center for about 3 months now, and after medical care, vitamins, and food, she is finally able to join the other pinipeds in the swim tanks and eat whole fishes. Apparently she is eating 5 and a half pounds of fish per day! We think Cyntia might have been one of the 3 pups we saw in the nursery the day of our visit. Check out this short video we took of them, they are absolutely adorable!
She sure looks a lot happier now, don’t you think?