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February 13, 2015 12:12 AM

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Percevero means “perseverance” in Latin, so it makes sense that’s the name National Park Ranger Matt Wallat gave a hungry sea lion pup found more than 1,000 feet from the ocean in San Francisco. Though seeing a sea lion on a busy city street may sound like a hoot or a scene from a kids’ book, Percevero’s location actually worries wildlife authorities, who say it’s likely the emaciated animal was searching for food. He’s one of several hundred baby sea lions that have already stranded this year.

“These pups come in very underweight and malnourished,” Yvette Koth, a Marine Mammal Center spokeswoman, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Just in the last 10 days, we’ve gotten 100 pups in. Normally during this time of year, we shouldn’t see any sea lion pups at all because they should be nursing ...

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