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South American Sea Lion

O. flavescens

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The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens, formerly Otaria classified as Byronia) also called southern sea lion, sea lion hair, southern sea lion or South American sea lion or fur seal is simply a species of pinnipeds Family otariids.

  • Especie: O. flavescens
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  • Orden: Carnívora
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  • Familia: Otariidae
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  • En peligro de extinción: Amenazada (vulnerable)

Features:

They are black and in his youth to become dark brown when they reach adulthood. Adult males usually weigh about 300 kg, twice than females, and have a layer of auburn hair on the neck. This “hair” is the reason why they are called “sea lions.”

They live in colonies of about 15 individuals formed by the male, his harem and a few juveniles

They live between 25 and 50.

Their food consists of fish, octopus, squid, penguins and other seabirds, eating between 15 and 25 kg of food per day. They are prey to orcas.

Customs, food and habitat:

Inhabits the South American coast, in the Atlantic and the Pacific. It lies on the coast of the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Peru, Chile, Argentina (including the Falkland Islands), Uruguay and Brazil (south of Recife Two Towers). Occasionally been observed wandering in Colombia and Panama populations. Above are also found in the Isla de Lobos (Fuerteventura) before anglers eliminate the species because they thought their voracity reduced marine resources of the area .

Curiosities:

Man hunted for meat and oil, but the main reason was to pursue them through the skin of newborn babies, called “poops” (English puppy).

How to arrive

Mundomar is an animal park located in Benidorm, capital of Costa Blanca, Alicante. The Costa Blanca is one of the main tourist areas of Spain and Benidorm is the most important town.

C/ Sierra Helada s/n
03503, Benidorm (Alicante)

Geographical coordinates:
38º 32' 26'' N | -0º 5' 36'' E

BY CAR

By the AP7 freeway, if you come from Valencia or Alicante direction you must take Benidorm Levante exit.

We remind you parking in Mundomar is free.

BY TRAM

Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana ( TRAM ) unen Denia y Alicante, parando en las principales ciudades costeras. La línea 9 tiene dos de las paradas más cercanas a Mundomar, "Disco Benidorm" y "Camí Coves". Para los visitantes del resto de España , lo mejor es utilizar RENFE de Alicante y una vez allí, tomar el tranvía.

BY PLANE

Terra Mitica has two airports close: El Altet, Alicante is 55 km. And Manises in Valencia at 140 km.

If you come from Alicante Airport you can find Transfer Service here.

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