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whisker wonder

Australian Sea Lion, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island.

 

Although it was bitterly cold, an encounter with the rarest sea lion in the world in their natural habitat was not to be missed. There are only about 10,000 of these creatures left and were added to the endangered species list in 2008. Believed to be descendents originally from the bear family, these magnificent, aggressive yet handsome animals were an absolute delight to observe.

 

submitted to the great 150 scavenger hunt

 

53/150 clue: native animal

 

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Taken on April 10, 2012