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Most Googled Animals In California

Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing at Guerrero Negro in the Sea of Cortés, Baja California
A majestic gray whale. Image via iStock

Ever wondered what the most googled animals are in all of California? Now is your time to have the answer revealed. I have been pretty curious myself. So let’s jump right in together!

#1 Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

mountain lion inside apartment complex
#1 most goggles animal in California. Image by Bruce Jastrow via Unsplash

Also known as cougars or pumas, mountain lions are native to California and are often a topic of interest due to their elusive nature, occasional sightings in suburban areas, and interactions with humans and pets.

#2 Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)

grey whale
#2 on the list. Image by Andre Estevez via Pexels

The California coast is a prime location for gray whale watching during their annual migration between Alaska and Mexico. Many people in California and beyond may search for information on gray whales to learn about their migration patterns, behaviors, and where to spot them.

#3 California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

#3 on the list. Image via Depositphotos

As one of the rarest birds in the world, the California condor is a subject of conservation efforts and public interest. People may search for information on California condors to learn about their habitat, population status, and conservation programs.

#4 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

kelp forests and otters
#4 on the list. Image generated by Animals Around The Globe via DALL-E

Found along the California coast, sea otters are beloved marine mammals known for their playful behavior and importance to the coastal ecosystem. They are often searched for due to their cuteness and significance in marine conservation.

Wrapping Up with the Most Googled Animals In California

mountain lion inside apartment complex
Our top performer, the Mountain Lion. Image by Zach Key via Unsplash

In conclusion, some of these made sense and some were rather surprising. I was not expecting to see the Gray Whale appear as well as I have never heard of the California Condor. I think I may need to visit California soon to see these two for myself! If you think there should’ve been another more googled animal in the top 5, please feel free to let us know in the comments. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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