Sea lions are highly intelligent, social, cute and funny animals that can be trained to do different behaviors such as throwing and catching balls on their noses, clapping, or blowing horns to generate a type of “melody”. Interacting and swimming with them will make you learn more about their life, habitat and blasting personality.
Sea lions programs are usually located in natural environments, therefore you will be the guest in their own world, but they will welcome you with amusing tricks and smacky kisses.
There are few places in the world where you can have this experience, but if you are lucky enough to swim with them; most programs include a small kind of show with funny and amazing behaviors.
Sea lions, belonging to the Otariidae family as seals, are fin-footed marine mammals, characterized by their slender body, external flaps, pointed muzzle with whiskers, long frontal flippers and other two that are attached giving the aspect of a tail, a brownish colored short fur, a very funny way of walking, noisy barking-like noise and a totally playful attitude.
Some sea lions can grow up to 300 kg and are about 2.5 meters long, and curiously, contrary to manatees, sea lion females are significantly smaller, being 90kg and 2 meters long.
Their habitat may extremely vary, from subarctic to tropical waters, found in both, the North and South hemispheres. They are quite intelligent and can easily adapt to human environments. Some sea lions’ species are docile for training and have an incredible capacity to entertain and make everyone laugh.