CHICAGO (CBS) — The Shedd Aquarium showed off two new sea lions on Wednesday – one with a reputation as a greedy crook, the other a blind gunshot victim.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Tanner, a 500-pound sea lion, is kind of a bad boy.
Shedd executive vice president Ken Ramirez said Tanner came from the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, where he was eating huge numbers of endangered salmon – so many he was caught and branded so wildlife biologists could track him.
“Well, he was certainly one of the ones that the government considered a bad boy. I mean, it’s not his fault,” Ramirez said.