Wildlife Calendar in Peninsula Valdes
South American Sea Lion
Thousands of sea lions live the whole year in Peninsula Valdes. They move from the colony of sea lions according to the time of year. In December the males form harems of 2 to 12 females, in the breeding colonies. Between January and February, the babies born the previous year are born and after a few months, they return to the previous colonies.
The orcas, which inhabit Peninsula Valdes, are about 30 specimens, which can be seen in Punta Norte between the beginning of March and April and between October and November in Caleta Valdes. In those months the offspring of sea lions and marine elephants, respectively, born months ago, expand the diet of these orcas. The risky maneuver of intentional stranding, which some of them practice, allows them to have a snack with the family group, offshore. A fragile practice, which only exists on these coasts and with these orcas.