Meet the stars of Sea Lion Splash!

September 12, 2013

Splashes, laughter and applause are common sounds to hear at Sea Lion Splash. With the help of their trainers, Nancy, Stella and Kitty entertain guests with their antics and show off their smarts every day at the Fair! Oftentimes you can catch them sunning themselves on the stage or splashing around in the water.

Sea lion love is everywhere at the Fair

Break dancing at the Fair

Stella and Kitty are seasoned performers but Nancy, only two-years-old is the baby of the family. In fact, Nancy is Stella’s daughter! Stella was rescued from the shores of Puerto Rico and gave birth to Nancy in the United States. Nancy is the first South American sea lion born in the United States!
The seals are very territorial. While they trust their trainers with undying devotion, they prefer to keep the stage and their pools to themselves. No sharing for these guys! These three seals live a luxurious life–their trailers have air-conditioned pools, comfy beds and plenty of toys to play with.
Even though these flippery friends dive, swim, flip and smile when their trainers tell them to, they are still wild animals at heart and definitely have minds of their own.
Each sea lion has her own personality and her own way of learning new tricks. Becky, one of the trainers, said that it can take as short as one day to learn a new trick.
You can watch the Sea Lion Splash! show at the L.A. County Fair. It’s located right behind the Beneath the Sea exhibit.
Sea Lion Fun Facts

  • When you see a sea lion balancing a ball on their nose, they are actually using their whiskers to keep the ball up.
  • Sea lions can sleep both in and out of water, and can dive up to a depth of 1,300 ft., holding their breath for as long as 20 minutes.
  • All the sea lions at Sea Lion Splash are females.
  • Sea Lion Splash is the only company in the United States to feature South American sea lions.

 
The sea lions are one of our favorite parts of the Fair this year so of course we needed to celebrate with a little Hot Blog On A Stick giveaway πŸ™‚

Sea Lion Splash Giveaway

Like the last few giveaways, the Sea Lion Splash giveaway package includes:

  • 4 Fair admission tickets
  • 4 RCS carnival ride passes
  • 4 Hot Blog On A Stick tees

To enter, leave a comment with your top three favorite animals that you see at the Fair. The winner will be announced tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Best of luck to you!

105 Comments

  1. My favorite animals too see at the fair will be the sea lion, the sloth, and monkeyyyyyss!!

  2. My top 3 favorite animals to see at fair are Sloths cause I never seen one before and they’re so cute, the sea lion, because I love sea creatures, and horses for the horse races!!:) horses are beautiful and I love them so much.! I’m excited to see what other animals the fair has!! Yayyy

  3. My top 3 favorite animals to see are the sloths cause I never seen one before and they’re so cute, the sea lion, because I love sea creatures, and horses for the horse races!!:) horses are beautiful and I love them so much.! I’m excited to see what other animals the fair has!! Yayyy

  4. I can’t wait to see the sloth this year and I always love seeing parrots during their show and I love seeing the dogs perform their stunts. πŸ™‚

  5. Top three animals at the fair are all farm animals:
    1. Pigs
    2. Lambs
    3. Cows

  6. I wanna see the baby Piggies, goats, and cows!’ πŸ™‚ so adorable

  7. The three best animals to see at the fair are piggies, sheep, and cows! Exotic animals are great but nothing beats the cuteness of farm animals πŸ™‚

  8. My favorite animals are the pigs,cows and the Sea Lions

  9. I love the sea lions, the camels and the horses!

  10. My favorite animals are the horses, pigs and sloths!

  11. My top three favorite animals that I see at the fair are seals, pigs and horses!

  12. My three favorite animals to see at the fair are the cows, the goats, and the pigs. =)

  13. Our (me and my littles ) favorite animals to see at the fair are always the babbies in the barnyard, the piggies and the horses! The sea animals being added this year is such a bonus my girls would love it!!!!!

  14. The top 3 animals we (my family and I) are:
    1. The Budweiser Clydesdales
    2. The piglets
    3. The goats
    We haven’t had a chance to see the sea life yet, but we cross or fingers that we do!

  15. I hope to see the Sea Lions soon! My top 3 animals at the fair:
    The Cows in the Milking Demonstration
    The baby pigs
    Horses racing around the Fairplex Track

  16. I want to see the sea lions and sloth, but my favorite is always the baby pigs!

  17. My favorite animals to see are the sea lion, shark, and sting ray!

  18. My top three favorite animals at the fair:
    1. Budweiser horses
    2. Sharks
    3. ox with the big horns

  19. I love the baby pigs, the sea lion, and the 4 horned goat!

  20. My favorite animals at the fair are…
    1. Horses
    2. Goats
    3. Cows

  21. My favorites animals at the LA Fair are the sea lions,pigs and dogs especially watching them in the shows and races!

  22. My family has never been to the LA fair but we would love to see the sea lions, the sloth, and the pig races.

  23. Sea lions of course! Then I love to see the Elephants, and horses

  24. Our families favorite animals to see are the sloth, pigs & goats~

  25. I love the sea lions, the stingrays, and the mermaid (does she count?) hehe

  26. I love the Clydesdale horses, the zebras last year and baby pigs!

  27. My Favorite animals at the fair are the Draft Horses, cows, and sea lions! <3

  28. My 7yr. old son says cows, pigs and horses.

  29. We love seeing the cows, horses and pigs. πŸ™‚

  30. My favorites are the piglets, baby calves and goats

  31. My favorite animals to see at the fair are the horses, the bunnies and the pigs!

  32. Pigs
    Sheep
    Chickens

  33. The three animals I cant wait to see are the sea lions, the sting rays and sharks but I love seeing all animals seeing I am a animal lover.

  34. My favorite three fair animals are:
    The parrots at the pirate show.
    The pigs at the racetrack.
    The huge lizard that was out for people to pet for a little bit (monitor lizard?).

  35. Always have to see:
    Cows
    Pigs
    Sheeps

  36. I love to see the cows, pigs, and chickens at the fair =)

  37. My 3 favorite animals of the Fair are: Pigs, Sheep and Sharks.

  38. Love horses,pigs,and sea lions<3

  39. Every baby animal in the petting corral, the Budweiser Clydesdales, the rodeo horses.

  40. Piglets, chicks, and lambs. Thanks for the chance!

  41. Gotta Love the Stuffed Animals, And the Turkey Legs,, and the little critters running around .. saying mommy buy me this .. <3

  42. Sea Lion, Horses & All Baby Animals in The Petting zone ^_^

  43. My favorites are the Sea lions/ Clydesdales horses/Parrots/ Chameleon/Little pigs and many more.

  44. Favorite 3 animals to see at the fair Sharks, Horses and Pigs

  45. My favorite would be the elephant,sea lion and pigs

  46. My favorite animal’s I’ve seen at the fair are:
    1. Sea Lions
    2. A alligator
    3. Zebras

  47. My favorite animals at the fair are:
    The piglets
    The Budweiser collidsedales
    The cows
    It’s just not the fair without visiting these animals!!!

  48. Does anyone remember the monkey that used to shake your hand for a dollar? That’s my top favorite animal. The others are the racing pigs and the horses.

  49. My top favorite animals too see are the sea lions, sharks, and horses! Love seeing a variety of animals,in one place!

  50. I love seeing the snakes, pigs, and the chicks!

  51. My three favorite animals are: 1.Owl 2.Porcupine 3.Camel

  52. Favorite animals to see at the Fair:
    Pigs
    Cows
    Horses

  53. I like to see the clydsdales, pigs and goats.

  54. My top three favorite animals to see at the fair are the cows, monkeys, and the kangaroos! I would love to come see the sea lions and add that to my favorites list!

  55. Pigs, Sea Lions and horses!

  56. My faves are : Cows, Horses, Rabbits . I love all aspects of the Fair !

  57. Our favorite animals at the fair are the Armadillo, the Budweiser horses and the sloth.

  58. Oh my gosh! My favorites this year are the sea lions (of course), the piggies for the pig races!!!, and the bunnies!!! The armadillo comes in a close 4th…..almost over the bunnies…..!

  59. My 3 favorite animals have always been the horses, cows, and sheep…now I am intrigued by sea lions πŸ™‚

  60. The cows, goats and the performing dogs are my favorite.

  61. Cows, pigs, bunnies

  62. Baby Cows, Furry Chickens and Piglets:)

  63. My favorite animals to see at the fair are…
    1.Pigs
    2.Horses
    3.Sea Lions
    οΌΌ(^0^*)/

  64. Sea lions, sharks and sting rays. I already been to the fair once this year and spent about 2 hours in the sea area including watching sea lion splash. What an free show for the fair to bring in this year

  65. My favorite three animals are the sea lions Piglets and sting rays

  66. My favorite animals are: horses, cows, and goats!!! But I would really love to see the sea lions perform!!!! πŸ™‚

  67. My most 3 favorite animals are horses, cows, and Chickens but now that i see sea lions i love them too…

  68. Pigs, goats and baby chicks πŸ™‚

  69. TOP 3 ANIMALS TO SEE AT THE FAIR EVERY YEAR ARE…
    1) BUDWISER HORSES FOR SURE!
    2)ZEBRAS! (DONT KNOW IF THEYRE THERE THIS YEAR)
    3) BABY PIGS OF COURSE!

  70. baby piggies, horse, chickssss πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  71. I love seeing the horses and the exotic birds and reptiles

  72. This year my favorite was the sea lions!!! I also loved seeing the little cute piglets run around. And can’t forget those cute little bunny rabbits. Some actually let you touch them. πŸ˜€

  73. Pigs, ponies and goats. Oh my!

  74. Sea Lions, parrots, camels

  75. I love seeing the Horses, Piglets, Sheep but Sea Lions are another Beautiful Animal that is Great to see!!!

  76. My 3 fav or should I say my two Kids fav are the horses, sheep & now there just head over hills with your sea lions! πŸ™‚ good luck everyone stay blessed!

  77. I love all the animals but if I had to choose (in no particular order) it would be the Clydesdale Horses, the performing dogs and the beautiful owls in the barnyard. I spend a lot of time visiting ALL the animals that almost miss out on the rides and shows! LA County Fair is fun and educational with twisted culinary all in one! No wonder my poor feet are swollen when I get home!

  78. My 3 favorite animals are the sea lion, horses, and pigs!!

  79. My favorite animal at LA County Fair are the Pigs, Sheep and the Budweiser horses. To see a sea lion would be a first!

  80. Horses, pigs, zebras

  81. cows, goats, and bunnies!

  82. I love the pig, cows, and the great sea lions

  83. My favorite animals to see at the fair are the cows, pigs and horses!

  84. My favorite animals to see are the Macaws, the Pirate’s flying parrots, and Clydesdales.

  85. My 3 favorite animals to see at the fair are the piggies, sheep, and the zebras πŸ™‚

  86. My favorite animals are the sea lions, the sharks, and the pigs. On a different note, just wanted to say how cute the sea lions were and I’m really impressed with their training and obedience. I love the way they pose for photos. Adorable πŸ™‚

  87. My favorite animals that I never miss seeing at the fair would have to be: 1.Sharks 2.Exotic Birds & 3.Beautiful horses.

  88. Goats,Reptiles and pigs

  89. My favorite 3 animals at fair are turkey legs , B.B.Q. Cow ribs ,& the HUGE corn dogs !

  90. I LOVE RETURNING TO THE ZOO AND SEEING THE RETURNING ANIMALS, BUT THE EXHIBITS TEND TO BRING NEW ONES FOR THE FAMILY TO CREATE MEMORIES. OUR FAMILY IS SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE SEA LIONS AT THE FAIR; ITS LIKE A MINI VERSION OF SEAWORLD. CAN’T WAIT TO VISIT THE FARM AS WELL FOR SHEEP AND CHICKENS.

  91. My 3 favorits animals to see at the fair are…
    1. Cows
    2. Baby Chicks
    3. Bunny Rabbits

  92. My 3 favs are the baby pigs , baby goats, and the horses.

  93. I love the sea lions, cows and pigs

  94. Love the Clydesdales, and the sea Lions, Pigs, and the Goats :]

  95. My 3 favorite animals are the Sea Lions, Sting Rays and Baby Pigs

  96. I love the fair and checking out all the cute animals but my favorites are the baby goats, the pigs and the baby chicks! Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ˜€

  97. My family loves the L.A County Fair, we go every year! My husband and son took a picture with the sea lion-he’s one of our favorites! We also love to visit the big red barn to hand feed the goats and cows-they are our other favirite animals! β™‘

  98. My family loves the L.A County Fair, we go every year! Are favorite animal/critters are
    The Budweiser Clydesdales
    The Piggies..
    The Creepy crawlers “Tarantulas”

  99. My favorite animals are the horses, pigs, and sea lions!!!!:)

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