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Cape fur seal

Arctocephalus pusillus


The foreflippers are covered with sparse hair over about three-quarters of their length. The hindflippers are short relative to the large body, with short, fleshy tips on the digits.


Rock islands off the coast of Houtbay South Africa.


The African fur seal’s diet apparently is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab.

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Smith'sZoo 5 years ago

thank you keith!

keithp2012 5 years ago

Great photos!

Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.42

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

Spotted for mission


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