South African Fur Seal
Large heads with a pointed snout and small ear flaps. They are brown or gray. Males have a darker area behind their heads, while females have a dark underside and light throat. Pups are black, and turn gray with a pale colored throat.
Coastal species, rarely travel into open waters. Often seen hauled out on rocks or beaches.
Found from the southeastern coast of South Africa all the way around the cape and along the Namibian coast
Humans, Sharks, Killer Whales, Jackals and Hyenas
Travel only to breeding colonies. These colonies can be found between Cape Frio in Namibia to Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
Social system/Group size
Live in harems. Adult males fight for territory at the breeding sites, and then females come ashore to give birth.
Starvation due to lack of food Seal hunts Water pollution
Cape fur seals eat about 5% of their body weight each day