It’s official: Pair of sightless sea lions coming to San Francisco Zoo in May 

Silent Knight, the blind sea lion that was found shot in Sausalito, and Henry, a pinniped from Crescent City that nearly starved because it cannot see, will be entertaining the masses at the San Francisco Zoo in May. 

Zoo officials have announced they refurbished the vacant sea lion pool near the South American Tropical Forest in anticipation of their arrival since they cannot be released back into the wild.

The sea-lion pool, which has been part of the zoo since its construction in the 1930s, apparently needed some rehab. Back in 1999, a city performance audit recommended removing the vacant exhibit due to various deficiencies, according to Animal Control and Welfare Commission documents.

But the zoo’s monthly report to the Recreation and Park Commission indicates that the pool has been fixed up for the twosome.

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