Found all alone, Guadalupe fur seal Giant did not live up to her name.
You see, she was starving and weighed little more than what she would have as a newborn despite being much older. Fortunately for this orphaned pup, a concerned beachgoer called our response hotline.
After our experts determined Giant needed medical attention, she was brought to our hospital where she was gently tube-fed “fish smoothies.”
At first, animal care experts noted that she was less active than was typical for this species.
But soon enough, Giant’s energy and strength returned, and she was observed enthusiastically swimming and grooming in the pool. She also transitioned to eating whole fish, a skill she would need to be released back to the wild. It took a few attempts of mouthing the fish before Giant had her “lightbulb” moment and learned to eat whole fish on her own.
After about three months of care, Giant was granted a clean bill of health and released back to the wild with a second chance at life.
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