Meet Lucas. A California Sea Lion rescued by Cabo Dolphin. Rescued you said? How is that? Well, sometimes Mother Nature needs a little help from us, and Lucas was not the exception.
On April 10th, we received a phone call from PROFEPA (Mexican organization in charge of protecting the environment)- "There's a stranded baby Sea Lion, we need your help," they said. Immediately we gather our team and head out to the rescue. Occasionally we get notice regarding this kind of situations, where some animals are stranded or washed up to shore. They usually are malnourished and sometimes ill, which is probably the reason they got there in the first place, so they need someone with the appropriate skills and knowledge to bring this poor animal back to life.
Our veterinary team picked up Lucas as soon as we got the call and brought him back to Cabo's facilities and stayed there for 9 days under observation. Then he flew to Puerto Vallarta, where our specialized team was waiting for him. When he was picked up, he weighted 15kg, was disoriented and malnourished. Now he is 20kg of pure animal joy, recovering as you read these lines.
It's always a great feeling to lend a hand to those who need it, and today we are very happy to have had the chance to help out this baby sea lion. Welcome to Vallarta Adventures Lucas!
Stay tuned we'll share with you more about Lucas.