Gliding and swirling through the water, the seals and sea lions are always fun to visit.
When: 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily
Where: Seals & Sea Lions
Listen for barking when it's chow-time.
Built for a life in water, these marine mammals are pinnipeds, which means "fin-footed."
At the Seals and Sea Lions Exhibit, you can watch three species of pinnipeds--sea lions, gray seals and harbor seals--from above or from the underwater cave.
Is it a Seal or a Sea Lion?
True Seals descended from an otter-like ancestor.
- No visible ears.
- Swim by propelling with their hind flippers and moving side-to-side.
- On land, they trail their hind flippers and pull with their front flippers.
Sea Lions descended from a bear-like ancestor.
- Small ears.
- Swim using strong wing-like front flippers.
- On land, they tuck their hind flippers beneath them like sitting dogs.
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