Sea lion

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Sea Lion
A sea lion in Monterey, California
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Pinnipedia
Family: Otariidae
Genera

Eumetopias
Zalophus
Otaria
Neophoca
Phocarctos

Sea lion are several pinniped from the family Otariidae (Eared seals). Sea lions live all around the world, except in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sea Lions and land lions[change | edit source]

Male sea lions have thick fur around the face and neck, which sometimes looks like a lion's mane. That's how they got the name "Sea lion". Some, like the Steller sea lion, can actually roar! Of course, these pinnipeds are not really lions at all, but, like lions, they have fur, breathe air, give birth to live young, and feed milk to their young. They also both eat meat, though sea lions eat the meat of fishes, squids, and sea birds instead of land animals. Sea lions are also fierce fighters, just like lions.

Species[change | edit source]

The pinniped species called "Sea lion" are: