Starving baby sea lion takes seat at San Diego restaurant, lucks into all-inclusive SeaWorld vacation.
A sea lion looking for a good meal made its way to the Marine Room in San Diego on Thursday morning. According to Reuters, the baby animal got in sans-reservation after coming up from the beach and through a door a cleaning crew had left open.
It was a little early for the restaurant to start serving and as the restaurant prefers to feed fish to humans rather than sea creatures, the animal was escorted out. Members of SeaWorld's Animal Rescue Center came to take the sea lion to a more appropriate eating establishment.
Sadly, while very cute, the sea lion was quite unhealthy when it plopped into a coveted booth seat. CBS News reports the animal is incredibly underweight, coming in at about half the size of most sea lions her age. The lion was also quite dehydrated, and SeaWorld staff deemed her condition "critical."