#5324 California Sea Lions - Artis Royal Zoo Amsterdam (Holland)
California Sea Lions at the Artis Royal Zoo (also known as Natura Artis Magistra), Amsterdam (Holland)
Notice the Gull on the right, trying to catch a free meal?
The California Sea Lion is a coastal eared seal native to western North America. It is one of five species of sea lion. Its natural habitat ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California. Sea lions are sexually dimorphic, males are larger than females, and have a thicker neck and protruding crest. They mainly haul-out on sandy or rocky beaches, but they also frequent manmade environments such as marinas and wharves. Sea lions feed on a number of species of fish and squid, and are preyed on by killer whales and white sharks.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Sunday 30 September 2018
- Amsterdam, animal, Artis, Artis Royal Zoo, California Sea Lion, Californische Zeeleeuw, dierentuin, Holland, Natura Artis Magistra, Nederland, Netherlands, Sea Lion, zeeleeuw, Zoo
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