The Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus Wollebaeki) is an eared seal that is only found in the Galapagos archipelago. Currently, there is a population of 50,000 sea lions in the Galapagos and are found on every island.
Male sea lions grow up to 2.7 metres and weigh up to 250 Kg, while the females are significantly smaller, measuring up to 1.7 metres with an average weight of 100 Kg. Their fur colour varies from light brown, golden brown to grey. Male and female sea lions can be differentiated based on their very different sizes and fur patterns. Males also have a more structured face and females have a smaller, shorter more rounded head. To plan your trip better, check out our Galapagos Islands monthly animal activities chart.