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African Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), Dyer Islands, Western Cape, South Africa

The African Fur Seal, or Brown Fur Seal is the largest of all fur seal species. It lives around the southern and southwestern coast of Africa from Cape Cross in Namibia and around the Cape of Good Hope to Black Rocks of Cape province. They prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. The African Fur Seal’s diet apparently is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab. Their main predator is the great white shark.

Year: 2012

From album: Biodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South Africa

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa fauna

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