Monday, May 3, 2010
USA - Oklahoma - Oklahoma City Zoo - California Sea Lion
Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden
California Sea Lion - Sea lions are intelligent, playful and known for their distinctive barking. Meet our sea lions during the Fins and Feathers Show at the Noble Aquatic Center.
Sent by rakko, who is a sea lion trainer at the zoo.
This is from Wikipedia : The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of western North America. Their numbers are abundant (188,000 U.S. stock 1995 est.), and the population continues to expand at a rate of approximately 5.0% annually. They are quite intelligent, can adapt to man-made environments, and even adult males can be easily trained. Because of this, California sea lions are commonly found in public display in zoos and marine parks, used for entertainment in circuses, and trained by the US Navy for certain military operations. This is the classic circus "seal", despite that it is not a true seal.