California Sea Lion

Zalophas Californianus

Experts in the water, California sea lions can swim as fast as 20 miles per hour, which is helpful for escaping predators, such as a shark, as well as to catch their own prey. Sea lions use their keen senses of sight, hearing and touch to help them navigate and hunt underwater. Often, they cooperate with each other and even with other species, such as porpoises, while hunting.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Near Wolf Woods
lengthLength: Up to 7.8 ft
weightWeight: 610 to 860 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 23 yrs
habitatHabitat: Coastal oceans
dietDiet: Fish, squid, octopus, and birds