Bob Barker recently cut the ceremony ribbon at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California to symbolize the reopening of the rescue organization after being damaged from storms that hit the area last December.
As part of its gratitude, the center has named one of the sea lions “Barker” after the lifelong vegetarian and animal rights activist.
Barker donated a quarter of a million dollars to the recovery, which required repairing areas flooded by as much as four feet of water and mud and described by the center council’s president as the “worst disaster” the center has experienced.
Barker joked that he was astounded at how Barker the sea lion resembled him and other family members.
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine life along the Orange County, California coast. Like any good medical provider, the PMMC is able to track and possibly follow-up on all of its former patients by tagging them with numbers registered at the center and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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