Average lifespan in the wild: Less than 30 years
Size: 5.5 to 7.25 ft (1.7 to 2.2 m)
Weight: 610 to 860 lbs (275 to 390 kg)
Group name: Colony or Rookery
Did you know? California sea lions may hunt continuously for up to 30 hours, with each dive lasting three to five minutes.
What does a sea lion look like?
The California sea lion is a sleek animal, faster than any other sea lion or seal. These eared seals top out at speeds of some 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour. Unlike other sea lions, California sea lions do not have lionlike manes.
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Where do sea lions live?
Found worldwide in mostly temperate and polar seas, the sea lion is built for the water, but, unlike the seal, it is also mobile on land. Streamlined bodies, strong flippers and an ability to regulate body temperature make the sea lion suited to its watery environment.
What does a sea lion eat?
When diving deep, California sea lions slow their heart rates to allow them to remain underwater for nearly ten minutes before surfacing to breathe. This ability gives them an edge in the pursuit of the fish, squid, and shellfish that make up their primary diet.
Did you know this about Sea lions?
Sea lions have no need to drink; they obtain all the water they need from their food.
During the mating season, male sea lions won't eat, but instead choose to focus entirely on protecting their territory and females.
There are six living species of sea lion: the Steller sea lion, California sea lion, Galapagos sea lion, South American sea lion, Australian sea lion and New Zealand sea lion. The Japanese sea lion went extinct in the 1950's.
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