How long can they hold their breath for under water?
“Sea lions can hold their breath for several minutes and swallow stones to reduce their buoyancy to assist with diving.”
Are sea lions an endangered species?
“Australian sea lions are an endangered species. It is believed that there are less than 15,000 in the wild and recent studies show a decline in the population of 4% annually.”
Do they clap their hands when they’re happy? Or is this only in captivity?
“If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands! This is not an observed behaviour in the wild, nor is balancing a beach ball on their nose.”
How many different types of sea lions are there and how many come from Australia?
“Australian sea lions are endemic to Australia ranging from Western Australia and Victoria. The majority of the population is in South Australia across several breeding sites.”