Baikal Seal

Baikal Seal

Baikal Seal Range Map (Lake Baikal, E Asia)
Baikal Seal Range Map (Lake Baikal, E Asia)

Latin Name Pusa sibirica
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location Lake Baikal, E Asia
Colour Grey
Length 1.2 - 1.4 m (4 - 4.5 ft)
Weight 80 - 90 Kgs (175 - 200 lbs)
Life Expectancy

50 - 56 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Baikal Seals are a small species of seal. They have a body length between 1.2 and 1.4 m (4 - 4.5 ft) and they weigh between 80 and 90 kgs (175 - 200 lbs).

They are grey in colour with their underside having a yellowish tinge. Rarely individuals can be seen with a spotted coat.


Baikal Seals can be found in lake Baikal in east Asia.


Baikal Seals mainly feed on fish.


After a gestation period of 9 months, Baikal Seals give birth to 1 - 2 pups. The pups are weaned at around 2 months old.

Females reach sexual maturity at 3 - 6 years of age and can reproduce until they are around 30 years old. Males reach sexual maturity at 4 - 7 years of age.


Baikal Seals are preyed upon by humans.


Baikal Seals have no subspecies

Interesting Facts

Baikal Seals are also known as:
Lake Baikal Seal

They are the only freshwater pinniped.

Baikal Seals are the longest lived seal - females can reach up to 56 years of age.

Similar Animals

Common Seal
Ringed Seal
Grey Seal
Caspian Seal
Harp Seal
Ribbon Seal
Spotted Seal


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