Our sealions are making a splash at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!
Our three intelligent Californian sealions - Dominic, Lara and Bailey - love to show off and demonstrate their natural behaviours for zoo visitors.
Sealions are extremely agile in the water, using their front flippers to power themselves along. They have excellent underwater vision and their whiskers are very sensitive to vibrations in the water. The fur is short, sleek and waterproof.
Where they live
West coast of California (USA). Also Galapagos Archipelago
Sea, isolated beaches and rocky coastlines
What they eat
Octopus, squid and fish