By Michael Wang
Weight: Females - 400 to 900 kg. Males - 1200 to 2700 kg
Lifespan: Males -14 yr. Female - 22yrs
Diet: fish and squid
Preadator and Prey
Did you know?
1.Did you know that the largest recorded elephant seal weighed up to 5,000kg and measured 6.1m in length?
2.Did you know that some elephant seal has to stay on land to defend their territory which mean months of starvation.
3.Did you know that the elephant seal spends 80% or more of their life in the ocean?
Two elephant seals fighting
The southern Elephant seals breeds every year between August and November.After a period of 7 to 9 months one pup is born weighing around 42.5 kilograms the pup is weaned after 20 to 25 day.
The elephant seal are doing just fine now but they had a low point point around 19 hundreds when sealers hunted them.
When they are going to breed or moult they live in rocky islands shores and smooth sandy beaches.But for the rest of the year they spend it entirely at sea repenshing their layer of blubber.