| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Lake Baikal, E Asia
||1.2 - 1.4 m (4 - 4.5 ft)
||80 - 90 Kgs (175 - 200 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
50 - 56 Yrs
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
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.