Sea lions from Ore. get NYC home

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 photo, Sea Lion's are shown on a rock in the Sea Caves in Florence, Ore. Hundreds of sea lions that abruptly blew out of San Francisco Bay's Pier 39 last Thanksgiving have apparently found a new home at another tourist attraction 500 miles north on the Oregon coast. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 photo, Sea Lions are shown on a rock in the Sea Caves in Florence, Ore. Hundreds of sea lions that abruptly blew out of San Francisco Bay's Pier 39 last Thanksgiving have apparently found a new home at another tourist attraction 500 miles north on the Oregon coast. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Four sea lions rescued in Oregon and California have new homes in New York City.

The Wildlife Conservation Society reports two adult male sea lions from Oregon now live at the Queens Zoo. They came from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Bonneville.

Two new female sea lions  also are now on exhibit at its Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. They were orphaned and stranded off the coast of Point Hueneme, Calif.

There’s also a new sea lion at the Bronx Zoo. She was born over the summer to mother Indy and father Kiani.

KOIN.com note: There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the California sea lions that show up in Oregon and eat salmon near the Bonneville Dam. Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife workers are allowed to kill them — but some, like the two sent to the Queens Zoo, are saved and sent to either zoos or aquariums.

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