NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four sea lions rescued in Oregon and California are now city residents.
Four of the five were rescued from the wild and the fifth was born at the Bronx Zoo.
The Wildlife Conservation Society says two new female sea lions are now on exhibit at its Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. They were orphaned and stranded off the coast of Point Hueneme, Calif.
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Two adult male sea lions from Oregon now live at the Queens Zoo. They came from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Bonneville.
Animal staff from the Queens Zoo and a veterinarian from the WCS Zoological Health Program went to the Pacific Northwest to examine, care for, and begin basic training of the two bulls at a local holding facility. They worked closely with the animals for nearly a month before transporting them to their new home.
There’s also a new sea lion at the Bronx Zoo. The still unnamed baby was born over the summer to mother Indy and father Kiani.
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