|New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri|
|Kangaroo Island, Australia
The New Zealand Fur Seal is distributed in the seas around New Zealand and southern Australia. They breed on islands and rocky coasts.
|Adult males have a large head and thick mane and can weigh up to 200 kilos while a female weighs about 50 kilos at most. They are dark or greyish brown in colour but can look black when wet.
A female will have one pup each year and feed it on milk for 12 months.
|They have been hunted for their fur in the past and are still killed in fishing nets.|