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Playa Patagonia is an impressive 24 metres long, with the glass in the tunnel is 10cm thick and the enclosure holds a massive 500,000 gallons of water!

The enclosure is currently home to our 5 female Patagonian sealions, also known as the South America Sea Lion not to be confused with seals!

The Patagonia sea lion is stocky in build, with males approximately three times the size of a female.

Sealions have been persecuted in the past by humans hunting for fur, which was common in the 1900’s, as well as shooting by fisherman to prevent sealions predating their fisheries. Today entrapment in fishing nets as well as pollution is a high cause of death.

To find out more information about our sealions, visit their enclosure!


Animals in Playa Patagonia

Patagonian Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)
Mammals

Patagonian Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)

Playa Patagonia

Area:
Coasts of South America.
Status:
Least concern
Encounter:
12.00, 14.00 & 15.30
Quick Fact:

Sealions use their fore and hind limbs for “walking” on the land and mainly use their front flippers for swimming.


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