The California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal eared seal native to
western North America. It is one of five species of sea lion. Its natural habitat ...
California sea lions are known for their intelligence, playfulness, and noisy
barking. Their color ranges from chocolate brown in males to a lighter, golden
DESCRIPTION: Like other "eared" seals, California sea lions have prominent
external ear flaps and long foreflippers covered in fur past the wrist and tiny claws
California sea lions are extremely gregarious and form large aggregations when
on land. Individuals lie close to each other, or even on top of each other.
California sea lions tend to seasonally migrate long distances (Riedman, 1990).
Males usually migrate north to British Columbia after the breeding season (Mate
California sea lions (Zalophus californianus californianus) are large marine
mammals in the pinniped family, which includes seals and walruses. Male
Descriptions and articles about the California Sea Lion, scientifically known as
Zalophus californianus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief...
Taxonomic Notes: California Sea Lions were once considered a subspecies of
Zalophus californianus (Z. c. californianus) by many authors, but Rice (1998) ...
The California Sea Lion is the one most people are familiar with. They are
friendly animals often seen doing a variety of tricks in various locations while in.
This highly social and intelligent species is well adapted to a semi-aquatic life-
style. California sea lions swim using their fore-flippers and are particularly agile