Northern California Top Attractions
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
- tel:(415) 330-6300
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- Pescadero, 94060
Aņo Nuevo is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world, and each winter they gather in massive numbers to breed. These massive animals were hunted to near extinction in the 19th century, but have made a remarkable recovery, and now more than 2000 pups are born at Aņo Nuevo every year. The real excitement begins in early December as male Elephant Seals, who can weigh up to two and half tons(!!!) come ashore and battle for dominance.
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