Probably the most engaging of all Galapagos animals is the Galapagos sea lion, an endemic subspecies of the California sea lion. Sea lions are found on many beaches throughout the Galapagos and can be found in all stages of life, from just-born pups to old bulls no longer able to maintain their position as beach master and relegated to the bachelor colonies. The young pups are curious, friendly, and enjoy playing with each other and with the visitors who spend time with them.