California sea lion

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California sea lion

Order : Carnivora
Family : Otariidae
Species : Zalophus californianus


Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands), Brookfield Zoo (United States), Dublin Zoo (Ireland), Los Angeles Zoo (United States), Saint Louis Zoological Park (United States) and Smithsonian National Zoological Park (United States)

The Californian sea lion is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the California sea lion
A young / baby of a California sea lion is called a 'pup or beach weaner'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A California sea lion group is called a 'pod, colony, crash, flock, harem, bob, herd, rookery, team or hurd'.
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
California sea lion

Adult weight : 180 kg (396 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 36 years

Female maturity :1095 days

Male maturity : 1826 days

Gestation : 259 days

Weaning : 315 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 730 days

Weight at birth : 7 kg (15.4 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 25 kg (55 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the California sea lion

The normal body temperature of Zalophus californianus is 37.

The California seal lion (Zalophus californianus) is found at Guadalupe Island, frequenting the offshore islets, especially Isla Afuera where the above photograph was taken.

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a large animal (average 6'7") that lives along the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to Baja California.

Man In The SeaOlympian Matt Biondi and spotted dolphin, Bahamas BanksThe California seal lion (Zalophus californianus) is found at Guadalupe Island, frequenting the offshore islets, especially Isla Afuera where the above photograph was taken. (Full text)

(protecting the Steller sea lion population) (Alaska Business Monthly) A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is capable of forming equivalence relations. (Full text)

The California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus , is one of the world's most well-known pinnipeds. (Full text)

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is composed of 3 geographically isolated populations (Full text)

Although California sea lions are not threatened or endangered, they can be affected by pollution and overfishing. (Full text)

say California sea lions are becoming frequent visitors to Alaska as native Steller sea lion numbers plummet.

Many of the prey species of California sea lions are also commercially

Planet Diary Archive 2004 - Fauna - California Sea Lions are Sick (Full text)

California Sea Lions are tan in color but appear dark brown to black when wet. (Full text)

DESCRIPTION: California sea lions are known for their intelligence, playfulness, and noisy barking. (Full text)

California sea lions are playful, smart, and graceful in the water.

Current levels of these pollutants in California sea lions are among the highest among marine mammals and exceed those reported to cause immunotoxicity or endocrine disruption. (Full text)

All California sea lions are brownish in color but the females tend to be a light golden brown.

California sea lions are social animals, living in groups along the coast that grow especially large during breeding season. (Full text)

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