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Galapagos Sea Lion: (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) The Galapagos Sea Lion is the largest animal found on land in the islands. The normal population is around 50,000.

It can be found anywhere around the islands.

Males or bull sea lions are easily distinguished from the females by their larger size (up to 250 kg) and distinctive bump on the head.

Galapagos Fur Seal: (Arctocephatus galapagoensis) The endemic Galapagos Fur Seals are the smallest of the world's seven fur seals species.

Males only reach 65-80 kg in weight and females up to 27 kg. they are seen less frequently than Sea Lions.

Galapagos Islands aquatic mammals, Fur seal

The Fur Seals are smaller than the Sea Lions and have a much shorter snout.

They are best viewed always on rocky coasts, never on sandy beaches. The best place to see it is Puerto Egas (Santiago Island).

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