South American Sea Lion
Sea lions are aquatic mammals that live along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America. They congregate in numerous colonies, divided into harems consisting of about ten members. Males can weigh 350kg and measure 2.5 meters in length; females are smaller, weighing about 150kg and rarely exceed 2 meters in length.
Sea lions feed on fish and squid that they catch in water because of their well developed canine teeth. Swimming with strong strokes of their frontal fins, they can reach a velocity of 28km/h. After a year-long pregnancy, usually between December and January, the females give birth to their young weighing about 10kg and they are recognised by the mother through distinctive voice calls, called “vocalizing”.