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Galapos sea lion (pup)

Zalophus wollebaeki

Description:

Young pups are extremely playful & curious about the world around them. Anything that moves is fair game, & they especially seem to enjoy chasing marine iguanas.

Habitat:

Mosquera island, Galapagos


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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

katmc2020, yes they are indeed endangered, but mainly because they only exist in the comparatively small area of the Galapagos Isles. Their populations are usually stable & they can be found on pretty much all of the islands & rocky outcrops. However, when major natural events like El Nino occur (usually about every 7 years) it can affect the population. The 1997 El Nino was particularly severe & it is estimated none of the pups born that year survived.

katmc2020
katmc2020 5 years ago

Their endangered this is a important discovery! :•

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

The iguana didn't seem to appreciate it much, Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Funny interaction.

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.40, Long: -90.28

Spotted on Dec 25, 2012
Submitted on Dec 25, 2012

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