In their pool at the heart of the park, our sea lions are some of the zoo’s most popular residents. They're also noisy, particularly during training time.
In recent years, we’ve partnered with several wildlife agencies to provide a home for rescued sea lions. Our keepers offer our sea lions various forms of enrichment to provide mental and physical stimulation, and to encourage natural behaviors.
California Sea Lions
California sea lions are the only species that are exhibited in all five WCS parks in New York City – the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium. Individuals are periodically moved between the parks for breeding to ensure the population is sustainable and genetically healthy.