Sea lion found in restaurant booth on the mend at SeaWorld

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The sea lion who entered a restaurant is doing much better in the care of experts (KTRK)

A sea lion that went viral after ambling into a high-end restaurant is on the mend.

She's recovering at SeaWorld. The ocean park says she's gained four pounds and is receiving treatment for her eye.

The pup - now dubbed "Marina" - was found in a booth in The Marine Room last week.

Everyone tried to figure out how she got from the ocean. The chef told station KFMB she went up a flight of stairs and into a seat that everybody wants.

Chef Bernard Guillas said, "I have to tell you, she's very smart because she picked out the best table in the house. She jumped right over here, sit down, and she just went, 'Where's breakfast?'"

It turns out the sea lion was hungry and thirsty and she had an injured eye. But she's doing much better.

Authorities at SeaWorld say they're waiting to see whether she gets her appetite back and is willing to fight for fish in the wild.

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