- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials have launched an investigation into the death of a sea lion in Longview after a necropsy revealed it had been shot in the head.

The Daily News of Longview reports (http://is.gd/ZNEKE2 ) that the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting the sea lion, named Stillie by local animal control.

Stillie was stranded on a Cowlitz River sandbar near Gerhart Gardens Park in April. Stillie was unable to eat, drink or move and had a wounded eye and probable broken jaw.

Hurting a sea lion is punishable by penalties up to $100,000 and one year incarceration.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com

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