Mar 30

Making of: Fish Formula for Rescued Sea Lion Pups

The SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team has already broken records with its rescue of more than 600 animals since the beginning of the year, with the majority being sea lion pups. Have you ever wondered what it takes to feed and care for so many animals?

Healthy sea lion pups typically feed on a variety of fish, which they swallow whole. However, most of the rescued animals are too weak to eat their regular diet. That’s where the Rescue Team steps in. With the help of veterinarians and animal care specialists, the team has created a “fish formula” based off milk they would receive from their mothers in the wild. The team is able to provide the nutritious formula through special tube-feeding methods.

But here’s an even bigger question: How do they make this delectable treat for hundreds of sea lions? It’s definitely a smelly job, but someone has to do it, and the Rescue Team does it delightedly.

Watch the video to see how it’s done!