Adopt Astro, a Steller sea lion
Just days old and with no mother in sight, Astro, a Steller sea lion pup, was spotted by a researcher at Año Nuevo Island, rescued, and admitted to the Center. Astro was very young, so volunteers had to bottle-feed him a nutrient-rich formula made of ground fish, salmon oil, water, and milk. Eventually, Astro learned how to seek and eat whole fish as part of the Center’s “fish school,” in which volunteers teach young pinnipeds how to catch and eat fish.
Astro graduated fish school with flying colors, and after ten months of care at the Center, he was strong enough to go back out to the ocean. However, despite everyone’s efforts, Astro had habituated to humans and had to be rescued again. After two releases and two returns to human populated areas, Astro was given a new home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, where he now happily resides.
When you purchase the Astro Adoption Package, you’ll receive a personalized adoption certificate with Astro’s photo and story, an 8” plush Steller sea lion, and Astro the Steller Sea Lion, a children's book about Astro’s journey.
Your symbolic adoption will make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Astro.
Last Minute Gift?
Adopting Astro as a last-minute gift? You will receive a link to a printable, temporary certificate you can present to your loved one while you await the arrival of the book, plush, and personalized certificate.
Free USPS shipping included!
Adoption plush contains small parts; not for children under 3 years of age.