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Australian Sea-lion

Australian Sea-lion

Status: Endangered
Classification: Mammals
Scientific Name: Neophoca cinerea

Australian sea lion or Neophoca cinerea belongs to the species of sea lion that can be found in Australia specifically in the south and west coasts. Sea lions weigh up to 300 kg (660 lbs) and about 2.5 metres (98 inches) long. The colour of their fur is chocolate brown with creamy coloured crown and neck.

Breeding usually occurs during warm season and ranges from 5 to 7 months and sometimes up to 9 months. Australian sea lion don't have a specific territory during breeding season. Males are more dominant than females as they possess individual positions during breeding. They will guard and protect the females from any disturbances during breeding.

The Australian Sea-lion

Australian sea lions has a population of approximately 14,730 but they have reduced by a large number which makes them one of the rarest sea lion species in the world.

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