Six young sea lions in Peru returned to the Pacific Ocean this weekend after spending time in rehabilitation with a nonprofit.
Pisco, Toto, Wilee, Marco, Alberto, and Delilah. They may sound like the roster of an up and coming indie band, but these names were actually bestowed upon six young sea lions in Peru who had been rescued by a nonprofit. The Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA), the pioneer of marine mammal rescue in Peru, shared a heartwarming video of the pups’ release this past weekend.
According to Carlos Yaipen, director of ORCA, the sea lions had been found near Lima. One was found in the garden of a beach house villa, another near a yacht club, and two on a street far from any body of water. Motherless, the sea lions had been struggling to survive before ORCA stepped in.
Offering medical attention and emotional support, the nonprofit was able to aid the pups in recuperation and improve their fishing and eating skills.
On Saturday (October 19), rescuers released the healthy young sea lions near Wakama Beach. Watch the feel-good video below:
Video: Press TV/YouTube