Adopt Silent Knight, a California sea lion
Silent Knight’s Story
Named for his regal demeanor, this California sea lion was the victim of an intentional act of human violence. Shot in the face and left for dead, he had at least five buckshot fragments in his head and damage to his mouth and jaw. Our veterinarians provided the critical care he needed to recover from his life-threatening injuries, but his wounds left him blind. Once healthy, he was sent to the San Francisco Zoo, where he thrived for the rest of his days. After several years as an educational ambassador, carrying the message to treat all creatures kindly, Silent Knight passed, likely due to cancer. We hope that Silent Knight’s story of why he came into the Center’s care will highlight the occurrence of horrific crimes such as this and ultimately inspire people like you to care more about these animals, and inspire greater stewardship of them and their ocean home.
When you remember Silent Knight with this symbolic adoption, you’ll receive a personalized adoption certificate with his photo and story.
Your compassionate support will make a difference in the life of marine mammals like Silent Knight.
Last Minute Gift?
Adopting Silent Knight as a last-minute gift? You will receive a link to a printable, temporary certificate you can present to your loved one. The personalized certificate will arrive in the mail in a few days.
Free USPS shipping included!