California sea lion coloring pages

Being sexually dimorphic, California sea lions differ in size, shape, and coloration between the sexes. Males are typically around 2. 4 m (7. 9 ft) long and weigh up to 350 kg (770 lb), while females are typically around 1. 8 m (5. 9 ft) and weigh up to 100 kg (220 lb). Females and juveniles have a tawny brown pelage, although they may be temporarily light gray or silver after molting. The pelage of adult males can be anywhere from light brown to black, but is typically dark brown. The face of adult males may also be light tan in some areas. Pups have a black or dark brown pelage at birth. Although the species has a slender build, adult males have robust necks, chests, and shoulders. Adult males also have a protruding crest which gives them a “high, domed forehead”; it is tufted with white hairs. They also have manes, which are less developed than those of adult male South American and Steller sea lions. Both sexes have long, narrow muzzles.

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