Sonoma is an 18-year-old female California Sea lion that lives at Oceans of Fun at Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sonoma was born at Oceans of Fun 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 Oceans of Fun, 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! Sonoma gave birth to her very first pup, Talise, in April of 2013. It took awhile for her motherly instincts to kick in, but with help from her trainers, she developed into a wonderful sea lion mother! With her playful antics, Sonoma is no doubt a crowd pleaser!