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sea lion posing in water habitat
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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!

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Zalophus californianus


West coast of North America

Location in the Zoo

The sea lion habitat is near the front entrance of the zoo.

Cool Animal Fact

Sea lions can slow their heart rate to stay submerged for 15-20 minutes.