Sea Lion

They are called “sea lions” because they produce loud roars like lions. Males from some species even grow thick manes around their necks!

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  • Scientific Name: Zalophus californianus
  • Range: West coast of North America
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: The sea lion habitat is near the front entrance of the zoo.View our Sea Lion Habitat webpage
  • Cool Animal Fact: Sea lions can slow their heart rate to stay submerged for 15-20 minutes.