| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||New Zealand & S Australia
||1.2 - 2.5 m (3.9 - 8.2 ft)
||30 - 180 Kgs (66 - 400 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
15 - 20 Yrs
New Zealand Fur Seals have a body length between 1.2 and 2.5 m (3.9 - 8.2 ft) and they weigh between 30 and 180 kgs (66 - 400 lbs). At birth pups are black or dark brown in colour but as they mature they develop silver grey/brown colouration.
New Zealand Fur Seals can be found in New Zealand and Southern Australia.
New Zealand Fur Seals feed on fish, squid and octopus.
New Zealand Fur Seals have a gestation period of 12 months, which includes a period of delayed implantation, and they give birth to a single pup. At birth the pup weighs approximately 4 kgs (8.8 lbs) and they are weaned at around 10 months old.
Females reach sexual maturity at 4 - 6 years of age and males at around 6 - 8 years of age.
Predators of New Zealand Fur Seals include sharks and killer whales.
New Zealand Fur Seals have no subspecies
New Zealand Fur Seals are also known as:
Southern Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
Antarctic Fur Seal
Subantarctic Fur Seal
Cape Fur Seal
Galapagos Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
Northern Fur Seal