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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.
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.