A pair of Galápagos sea lions enjoy each other’s company. Male and female sea lions are easy to tell apart due to the male’s much higher weight and prominent bump on his forehead.
Instead of having a “harem,” like some other pinnipeds, male Galápagos sea lions capture and hold beach territories and mate with any females who happen to live there. If males can’t hold a beach, they move off to a bachelor colony, and try again next year.
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