A creature of mystery and legend that roamed the waters around Japan until it disappeared without a trace in the early 20th century. Known for its distinctive appearance, the Japanese sea lion was characterized by its sleek, dark fur and short, curved snout. It was also a remarkable swimmer, with a torpedo-like body and powerful flippers that allowed it to dart easily through the waves.
Despite its enigmatic nature, we do know a few facts about the Japanese sea lion. For instance, it was a solitary creature that spent much of its time in shallow waters close to shore. It also had a taste for fish and was known to compete with local fishermen for their catch. Sadly, due to overfishing and hunting, the Japanese sea lion was driven to extinction and now serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between human activity and the natural world.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Colony
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No