Blind California sea lion will go home to Utah

AP News

4/20/2012 4:57:28 PM - AP News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a few months to treat a blind sea lion found injured on a Southern California Beach. It took two years to find Big Guy a home.The 700-plus-pound sea lion will be flown FedEx from Los Angeles to Hogle Zoo in Utah on May 3.Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen says crates they planned to use for a truck trip were too big so they changed itineraries Friday.Big Guy and a partially blind companion will share an $18 million habitat called Rocky Shores with other sea creatures, bears and eagles.Big Guy has been taking up room needed for other animals, but caretakers repeatedly put off euthanasia as they searched for a home. Officials say Big Guy is gentle, graceful, likes people and animals and deserved a home.