California Sea Lion

California sea lions live along the west coast of North America, from British Columbia to Baja California. They travel and play together in the water in groups of twelve or more called rafts.

Sea lions are fast and agile swimmers and are often seen riding waves and jumping out of the water like dolphins. Their prominent front flippers are used for propulsion underwater, while their shorter hind flippers are used for steering.

Sea lions are threatened by entanglement in fishing gear from commercial and sport fisheries.

Our Sea Lions: You can hear our 600-pound patriarch, Parker, stake his territory in the evening with loud barking.

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Our animals are part of the Aquarium’s living collection and may be transferred to another zoo, aquarium, or other facility. The life expectancy of each animal varies by species and may or may not be replaced with the same species. These decisions are based on the need to enhance a particular exhibit or gallery, for educational purposes, to contribute knowledge of captive animal husbandry, or to provide research opportunities.