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South American Fur Seal


Scientific Name:
Arctocephalus australis
Length:
1.4 - 2 m (4.6 - 6.6 ft)
Weight:
30 - 200 kg (66 - 440 lbs)
Status:
good to go
Prey:
N/A

Physical characteristics

Males are dark grey in color and females are a paler grey/brown. As males mature they develop a thick mane on their neck and shoulders.

Behavioral characterization

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Distribution

Southern Peru to Southern Brazil

Population size

300,000-450,000

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Little is known about their migratory patterns outside of the breeding season.

Social system/Group size

Females travel with pups.

Major threats

N/A

Research efforts

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Fun fact

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