Subject: Re: sea lion age

Daniel K. Odell (
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 20:58:08 -0500 (EST)

Dear Matt:

There are several kinds of sea lions but I will assume that you are
talking about the California sea lion.
We don't have the exact numbers but females typically live longer than
males.  And, it all depends on how the 'average' is calculated.  Overall,
sea lions live 17-18 years with males less than the overall average and
females greater than the overall average.

Dan Odell
Sea World

 On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, Mrs. Koch's Class wrote:

> Dear Dr. Odell,
> 	I am in the fifth grade and have been looking through lots of books to
> find out what is the average life span of the Sea Lion.  I even went on
> the Internet and couldn't find the answer.  My teacher helped me, but
> she got stuck, too. The best we could figure out was about 10 years, but
> that doesn't sound very long to me. Can you help me?  Thank you very
> much.    From  Matt Mosher