California Sea Lions

2:12 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Utah's Hogle Zoo Staff and Patrons Mourn Loss of Sea Lion Known as "Big Guy"

"Big Guy", the California Sea Lion, in Rocky Shores at Utah's Hogle Zoo.
Credit Jameson Weston, Art Director at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo staff and patrons are mourning the loss of the California Sea Lion known as “Big Guy” Tuesday. The 650 pound sea lion was blind from an unknown injury in the wild. He came to the zoo just as the Rocky Shores feature opened in 2012. Dr. Nancy Carpenter, the Associate Director of Animal Health at Hogle Zoo says staff and visitors quickly grew to love him.

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