Leopard Seals

Poster

Facts

  • Scientific name-Hydrurga Leptonyx
  • Also known as sea leopard
  • Second biggest seal species
  • Common in the southern Hamisphere
  • Live for 26 years or more if there lucky
  • Hold there breath for 30 mins
  • Female seals are pregnant for nine months
  • Baby seals are rarely seen
  • Give birth on Pack ice
  • They live on there own

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More Facts

Appearance

  • Males who are 2.8m long and 320kg in weight are generally slightly smaller than the females
  • Females are 3.0m long and 370kg in weight.
  • They live for 26 years or more if lucky
  • Females may get to 500kg
  • Baby seals may weigh about 40kg
  • They have large jaws, pointy teeth and thick fur

Diet

  • They are Carnivors
  • They can eat almost anything

Predator

Their main and only predator is the Killer Whale

Adaptations

Physical

  • Whiskers feel for fish in darkness
  • A body for swimming
  • Fur for warmth
  • Claw's great for grooming