February 27, 2019
Courageous Sea Lion Loses Battle with Cancer
Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Loses Battle with Cancer
(Pittsburgh) (February 2019)–The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has announced with heavy hearts the passing of our beloved 24-year-old sea lion Zoey.
Zoey was diagnosed with oral squamous cell carcinoma in 2018 and was the first sea lion to receive a new and innovative cancer treatment called stereotactic radiation.
Zoey initially responded well to the treatment, and keepers and staff were hopeful that she would improve and continue with good health.
Zoey’s health recently began to decline and the very difficult decision was made to euthanize her.
Zoey will be missed by not only her keepers and Zoo staff, but the many visitors who loved and supported her through the years as well.
Thank you to all of our supporters for their continued love and compassion during this difficult time.
Contact: Tracy Gray, 412-298-5259