DescriptionFemales Males Weighing up to 100 kgs and Weighs up to 360kgs and have have got approximately 1,7 got approximately 2 meters meters long.The lifespan of an long. The lifespan of an Australian Fur Seal female is Australian Fur Seal male is roughly 21 years. roughly 19 years
Location and habitatAustralian Fur Seals are in Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania and small patches off the coast of New South Wales and South Australia Breeding now occurs at only 9 sites, all in Bass Strait.
FoodTheir prefered prey are squid and small fish, such as schools of pilchards or mackerel
ProtectionThe Australian Federal Government and State Governments havepassed laws making it illegal to kill, hurt or harass any AustralianFur Seal or even own or sell any fur seal parts or products. All thebreeding sites are protected wildlife reserves.
Interesting fat.The fur seal is an extremely good swimmer and diver and moves eloquently through its marine enviroment. The same can not be said for its movement across land where it uses its four flippers in a variety of gaits and waddles to move at speeds from a slow walk to a fast gallop.