The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Times posted at the habitat
In California, a massive stranding event in 2015 resulted in thousands of California sea lions stranding. The two at the North Carolina Zoo stranded as pups, were rehabilitated and released, but soon stranded again. We received the pups to ensure their survival and they are thriving as adults.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.