SAUSALITO — A wounded sea lion rescued after waddling onto a busy Bay Area highway has been euthanized.

The sea lion, named Broadway Bound because rescuers found her at the Broadway exit of U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame, had not eaten and was restless and disoriented since arriving at Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center on Saturday.

Center spokesman Jim Oswald tells the San Francisco Chronicle ( ) that brain damage caused by a gunshot wound prevented the 132-pound animal from being safely released in the wild or taken to a zoo or aquarium.

She was the sixth sea lion to arrive at the Marine Mammal Center this year suffering from a gunshot wound. All six have died of their injuries.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,