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Sea Lion Put Down

Posted on 30th April 2015 at 09:10

After an examination by federal officials, the injured sea lion that has been stranded on a Cowlitz River sand bar has been put down. Mike Nicholson with the Cowlitz County Humane Society says that the animal had at least two serious injuries, one to the eye and a probable broken jaw. He says that the sea lion was unable to eat, drink or move, and had been stranded on the sand bar for about a week. The cause of the injuries is still unknown. The remains will be taken to Portland State University for a necropsy