New Zealand Sea Lion with pup (Phocarctos hookeri)
Subject: NG-Canon (last of the millenium) - hooker's sea lion.jpg
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 02:46:03 GMT
New Zealand Sea Lion or Hooker's Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri) is a species of sea lion that breeds around the coast of New Zealand's South Island and Stewart Island/Rakiura to some extent, and to a greater extent around New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands, especially the Auckland Islands. As one of the larger New Zealand animals, it has been a protected species since the 1890s.