South American Sea Lion | Otaria byronia

South American sea lions – the seals with a lion’s mane

Distribution area
South America, from North Peru to South Brazil

Living space
Coastal waters

Way of living
Living in harem during the pairing period, otherwise living as singles or in smaller groups, also move into rivers

Food
Several fish species, crabs, jelly-fish, cuttle-fish

Propagation
The culmination of births takes place from December to February, pregnancy approx. 12 months, whereas the bud rests for approx. 3 months. Weight at birth: approx. 12 kg, suckling duration 6-12 months

Body size
Weight: male: up to 520 kg, female: approx. 150 kg
Length: male: up to 2,80 m, female: up to 2,20 m

Maximum age
27 years in human care

Live stock / Protection status
The live stock is not sufficiently known, no protection

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