Antarctic Fur Seal
The Antarctic fur seal has a short, broad snout. Males are dark brown while females and juveniles are grey with lighter undersides. The flippers are darker than the rest of the body.
Males form groups during the mating season. Females are not very social with others except for the strong bond that is formed with their pup, and all are usually solitary when foraging and migrating.
New Zealand, South Georgia, Kerguelen Islands, Antarctica
Sharks and killer whales. Leopard seals prey on the pups.
Migrate to New Zealand, South Georgia and the Kerguelen Islands in summer to breed.
Social system/Group size
Usually solitary, but sometimes larger groups are formed on beaches near good feeding grounds.
Entanglement in fishing gear.
These fur seals are polygynous and one male may mate with 20 females during one season.