MAMMAL MONDAY # 70
We’re going to New Zealand today to meet a native marine mammal. We love pinnipeds and these guys are no exception! Grab your passport and your bags and let’s goooooo…
MEET THE NEW ZEALAND SEA LION!
Diet: Carnivore: fish, squid
Length/Weight: 5 ¾-11 ft/ 200-1,000 lbs
Conservation Status: vulnerable
- New Zealand Sea Lions are also known as the Hooker’s Sea Lion.
- They are the rarest sea lion on earth.
- New Zealand sea lions have blunt noses.
- Male New Zealand sea lions are dark and the females are light gray.
- They are pretty agile on land.
- New Zealand sea lions have external ears.
These regal looking sea lions are protected in their homeland and there are conservation efforts being made to make sure they will be around for a very long time!