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Do sea lion babies have a special name?
When a baby sea lion, called a pup, is coming into this world it brings changes to the family that it’s born in. A group of sea lions living at one place on land is called a colony; but when babies are coming; it is called a rookery!
How big is a sea lion pup?
Pups only weigh about 13 pounds (6 kg) and are 2.5 feet (75 cm) long when born. Males tend to be larger, weighing about 600 to 800 pounds (270 – 360 kg), with a length of 6.5 to 8 feet (2 – 2.4 m). There are records of adult male sea lions reaching 1,000 pounds!
How long do baby sea lions stay with their mothers?
Sea lion pups are completely dependent on their moms for the first 6 months and are not usually completely weaned until almost a year old.
What animal eats a sea lion?
How big does a female sea lion get?
Females can weigh between 200 and 400 pounds and can be up to 6.5 feet long. Male sea lions tend to be larger, weighing about 600 to 800 pounds and can be up to 8 feet long.
How old does a baby sea lion get?
A baby sea lion will remain a baby until it is six to ten years old if it’s a boy. If it’s a female pup, it is expected to start showing maturity from three to eight years of age.
What kind of animal is a Southern Sea Lion?
Southern or South American sea lion: A shorter and wider muzzle distinguishes this sea lion from the others. It is dark brown with a dark yellow or pale gold belly. The southern sea lion is found along the western and lower eastern coasts of South America and the Falkland Islands.
How fast can a sea lion swim?
Sea lions can swim at burst speeds up to 25 miles per hour, but most of the time they swim around 11miles per hour. Sea lions can swim faster by gliding on the surface of the water.