• Two SEAL pups and a cuddle

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    The New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) is an 'eared' seal, as can be seen by its ear flaps. It differs from earless or 'true' seals such as leopard seals, which have no external ear flaps and cannot use their hind legs when on land – they have to wriggle instead. New Zealand fur seal has a more pointed snout than the Australian sea lion and is a darker grey to brown colour. The bulls have mane can weigh 120-180 kilograms and reach up to 2.5 metres in length and are much larger than the cows, which are only 35 to 50 kilograms and only one to 1.5 metres long. hey have only bred in the Kaikoura area since about 1985, the population here being a transient one of approximately 2, 000 with the greatest numbers occurring in winter. There are four main haul out areas along the Kaikoura coast ( Haumuri Bluff, Riley's Lookout or Barney's Rock, Kaikoura Peninsula and Ohau Point sign information Kaimakeku Peninsula Colony
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    1**A New Zealand wild life
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