Meet Sonoma!

  • Adult female California sea lion
  • Born on July 3, 2000
  • Daughter to Sport
  • Average weight is approximately 200lbs

Sonoma was born at Ocean Connections on July 3, 2000. She was Sport’s fourth pup and was a welcome addition to our family. Sonoma spent her first year of life with us, learning and growing, but was transported to the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina in the fall of 2001 to assist in their sea lion demonstrations. Sonoma then went to the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in May 2009 before arriving back at Ocean Connections, once again, in October 2011. Sonoma never missed a beat in coming home and popped right back into her "home" environment seamlessly! Sonoma is a bundle of energy and enjoys playing and chasing her other sea lion pals. She can often be seen romping with Diego in what appears to be a good old game of tag! We are all thrilled to have her back and excitedly progressing with her training goals and medical work. With her playful antics, she is no doubt a crowd pleaser!