Make a splash as you enter the Zoo by visiting our sea lions! Join Jonah, Rockie, Cali, and Kamia as they swim around and enjoy their newly renovated pool. Be sure to check the schedule to see when there’s a sea lion show – you won’t want to miss it! The sea lion staff have been taking on new challenges by participating in research projects. Currently, the sea lions are learning to distinguish from four objects using the reflection of a mirror!
Behind the Scenes
Alicia is a sea lion keeper and loves spending time with the wonderful sea lions of the Houston Zoo. Stop by and see her at a meet the keeper talk!
Meet Brett Brett is an incredibly devoted member of the sea lion keeper team. He thoroughly enjoys working with the sea lions to develop a strong relationship between the animals and keepers.
Meet Krista When she’s not diving in the sea lion pool, Krista can be found leading the sea lion show and teaching guests all about these wonderful animals.
Sea Lion Show
Did You Know?
Sea lions are highly intelligent animals, mastering engaging and intricate behaviors.
Seals, sea lions, and walruses are classified in a scientific group titled Pinnipeds which means “wing foot”.
Male sea lions are called bulls and will grow to be several times larger than the females.