TULSA – The Tulsa Zoo was forced to mourn the loss of another long-time inhabitant this week.
According to the zoo’s Facebook page, Dorsey the sea lion lost his battle with cancer and had to be humanely euthanized.
“The zoo is very proud of our animal care and health teams for the way they have looked after Dorsey and for their continued dedication to the well-being of our sea lions, as well as to all of the animals in our care,” says Vice President of Animal Conservation & Science Joe Barkowski. “We know a great number of our zoo staff and friends have been able to connect with Dorsey over the years, and will want to take this time in remembrance.”
The 23-year-old sea lion was born and lived the majority of his long life in Tulsa, at the zoo.
Here is a picture sent from viewer Leslie Lazzaro Westemeir of Dorsey when he was just a pup.