Kingdom : Animalai
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Otariidae
  Scientific Name : Otariidae

                      Size : 2.7 - 3.3m (9 - 11ft)
                 Weight : 300 - 1,000kg 
                                  (660 - 2,200lbs)
           Top Speed : 44km/h (27mph)
            Life Span : 15 - 22 years

                Colour : Brown, Tan, Grey
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Strong jaw and 
                               ability to walk on land
  1. Sea lions are found in all the oceans except the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. They generally live in coastal areas where they get enough food and place to rest.
  3. Groups of sea lion often gather around harbors to feed and bask in the sun.
  4. There are around 7 species of sea lions found around the world.
  5. The sea lions have 4 flippers which they turn around to walk on ground.
  6. For increased mobility in their flippers they have 5 skeletal digits on each flipper.
  7. The claws on the front flippers help them get a better grip while walking and helps them hold their prey.
  8. Interestingly, the baby sea lions shed their milk teeth before birth!.
  9. The teeth of the sea lion are designed to grasp and tear rather than chew.
  10. Of the seven species, The Steller Sea Lion is the largest, found in the North Pacific Ocean.
  11. The Californian Sea Lion is the most abundant and intelligent species of sea lions.
  12. They are primarily carnivores feeding on fish, crabs and squid, though occasionally they eat aquatic plants also.
  13. Sea lions are often trained to do tricks with hoops and balls at zoos and parks.
  14. They are quite popular because of their intelligence and quirky character.
  15. Sea lions gather and breed on rocky, coastal land.
  16. The females give birth to a single sea lion pup after a year-long gestation.
  17. The pups are either born on ground or in water and are looked after by their mother for a few months.
  18. They are often seen hunting in groups or pairs.
  19. Sea lions are a threatened species today.

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