What Is a Sea Lion?


A sea lion is a mammal of the sea, they almost look like seals but are larger in size. They have brown fur and have hind flippers. The males are larger then the females and have very strong necks.
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Sea Lion
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Otariidae
Sea lions include the 5 species in family Otariidae that are not fur seals. They differ from fur seals in having shorter snouts and flippers, and shorter, courser fur. Sea lions are distinguished from true seals of family Phocidae in having external ears.
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Sea lions are in the Otaridae family. They have flippers and mainly live in the oceans of the subarctic and tropical water. They are able to walk on land too.
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