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Australian Fur Seal


Scientific Name:
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus
Length:
1.8m (5.9 ft)
Weight:
120 kg (260 lb)
Status:
good to go
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

Australian fur seals are the largest and fattest fur seal,broad head and pointed snout, range in color from brown to grey

Behavioral characterization

They are usually seen foraging, swimming, and pups often play with one another.

Distribution

Found in the southern and southwestern coast of Africa ,southeastern Australia, and five islands off Tasmania.

Population size

Estimated 120,000 individuals

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

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Social system/Group size

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Major threats

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Research efforts

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Fun fact

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