|South American Sea Lion Otaria flavescens|
The South American Sea Lion is distributed along the Pacific coast of South America from Peru south to Cape Horn and from south-east Brazil southwards.
|The bulls are immense and develop a huge, shaggy mane which gets bigger as they grow older so the bull in photo 1 is older than the bull in photo 2. It has the largest mane of any of the Sea Lions and you can see from photo 1 why they got their English name.
Bulls are much heavier than females weighing in at about 350 kilos compared to about 150 kilos for the female.