Two seals in water


All About Pinnipeds

Over the next several weeks, we are going to share amazing information about some of our favorite animals here at SeaWorld, as well as around the world.  This week, we’ll meet a playful group of flippered mammals: pinnipeds.

Pinnipeds are a diverse group of carnivorous, flipper-footed mammals that live in aquatic environments.  The order Pinnipedia is comprised of walruses, seals, and sea lions.  Did you know that the largest pinniped is the elephant seal?  While walrus adult males can grow to be more than 2 tons (as much as a car), male elephant seals can weigh over 3 tons (even larger than a polar bear!).

Learn more about pinnipeds, including where they live, what they eat, and how we can help continue the conservation of these incredible animals.

Pinniped Resources