Schleich Wild Animals - Harbour Seal

Schleich Wild Animals - Harbour Seal

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Seals are types of pinniped. They are excellent swimmers and divers, and they almost solely feed on fish.

Harbour seals are a type of pinniped, native to all the temperate seas in the north. They are small and slender animals. The males can reach a length of 170 cm and weigh up to 100 kilograms and are thus considerably larger than the females. They live in the northern hemisphere both in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Grown harbour seals solely feed on fish. They are clever and skilful swimmers. In some zoos, people can take a look at them doing their tricks in a seal show.

Fun fact
In breeding stations, young, motherless pinnipeds are raised. They are called “howlers”.

Scientific name: Phoca vitulina
Primary habitat: Pelagic