Sea lion at Buffalo Zoo dies after having respiratory issue


(Photo of Dallas, shared by The Buffalo Zoo)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Zoo is saying goodbye to one of its sea lions.

Dallas, who was 21 years old, passed away after having a respiratory problem.

The sea lion had been receiving treatment for the issue. The results of his necropsy were inclusive.

Dallas first came to The Buffalo Zoo in 2005. Typically, a sea lion lives for 15-20 years in the wild, but with managed care, they usually live to be 20 to 30 years old.

The other sea lions at the zoo are in good health.

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