Sea lions are endemic animals from the Galapagos Islands. The local population now has around 50,000 individuals, they are adapted to their style semi-aquatic life. They can be seen along the sandy and rocky beaches of the islands.
|Galapagos sea lion|
|Sea Lion - Galapagos Islands|
The sea lion fights with other males for control of the territory and the breeding colony is located there. There are several breeding groups present in each breeding colony. These include males, females, young and hatchlings . Females are known to move between the territories if they find unsuitable for breeding dominant male. The females have their young each year. Females wean their babies past 11 or 12 months, but some suckle their young one year old with newborns. Galapagos sea lions are always playing with each other or with other animals.
Important dataScientific name: Galapagos sea lion
Size: 150 - 250 cms (4.9-8.2 ft)
Weight: 50 - 400 kgs (110.2-881.8 lb)