Our sealions are making a splash at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!
Our five intelligent Californian sealions love to show off and demonstrate their natural behaviours for zoo visitors.
See our resident sealions jump, swim and frolic in the splashzone as they demonstrate what incredible acrobats they really are.
With 'splash and dash' as the motto, you can't help but have fun in our Sealion Splash demonstation. Get ready to run if you don't want to get a good soaking from our Californian sealions.
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
Meet the gang
A very clever and even crafty sealion, Dom likes to monkey around and ad-lib his way through Sealion Splash.
She's probably the best behaved of the gang. She likes to follow her keeper around, and is always the first to respond to a whistle.
An extremely energetic youngester, Lara just can't keep still. She's always on the go and eager to please!
The mother of Dom and the grand old lady of the group, Salt has retired from Sealion Splash but likes to keep a motherly eye on the others.
Online family offer
Buy a minimum of 2 adult and 2 child tickets or 1 adult and 3 child tickets and save 10% on standard ticket prices. Each additional child ticket will also get a 10% discount (up to a maximum of 10 people).