SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police rescued a baby sea lion at a beach on Tuesday.
Police found the distressed pup in the early morning hours at Ocean Beach shivering and trying to keep itself warm.
Police stayed with the pup, who they called George Bison, until the Marine Mammal Center came to assist with the rescue.
“George” is the call sign for officers assigned to Richmond Station, and the station’s softball team mascot is a bison,” police said in a press release.
Both the police and the Marine Mammal Center are hopeful George can make it to the wild.
The conditions of the pup are unknown at this time.
“The SFPD would like to thank The Marine Mammal Center for their support in helping rescue George. We are confident the pup is in good hands with the experts at The Marine Mammal Center and are hopeful it can return to the wild successfully,” police said.