Rescuers Save Sea Lion With Tire Stuck Around His Neck

A group of rescuers saved a sea lion after he got his head stuck inside a tire while swimming. The creature was spotted by beachgoers with the rubber tire wrapped tightly around its portly neck. Clearly in some discomfort, the passers-by called for the help of a local wildlife group, Fundacion Fauna Argentina (FFA). Knowing the trash was slowly cutting the animals air flow off as he struggled to get it off, they knew they had to act quickly. So the quick thinking group – who are all volunteers and dedicate themselves to protecting wildlife and environment – fashioned a pole with a hook on the end. One brave member inched close to the increasingly erratic sea lion in Mar del Plata, Argentina. After several failed attempts, the volunteer manages to hook the makeshift pole onto the edge of the tire. Then with a heave, the group begin pulling at the tire to loosen, as the sea lion thrashes around. And eventually, the tire flies off the sea lion, who dashes back to the ocean to cheers from onlookers.
Location: Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Date Acquired08-12-2019
  • Date Filmed07-11-2019
  • OrientationHorizontal
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Rescuers Save Sea Lion With Tire Stuck Around His Neck

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