Cape Fur Seal

Adult Cape fur seals have thick coats, chocolate-brown to golden in colour whilst pups have black coats.

These superb swimmers spend most of their life at sea, feeding mainly on fish, squid and octopus. On land, they are also quite skilled climbers. In October, adult bulls establish territories on islands and the mainland.

These they defend continuously until the females join them in November.

Dominant bulls have harems of up to 50 cows. They mate shortly after the females have given birth in November.