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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.

Animal facts

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

Californian sealion at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Book Tickets

Book Zoo tickets online for a wild day out!