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New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ

The largest New Zealand Fur Seal colony is found at Cape Palliser on the North Island which plays host to a large number of Pups during the summer.



The New Zealand Fur Seal was hunted near to extinction until its protection in 1894. Now the species has completely recovered and there are several healthy breeding colonies or rookeries around the New Zealand Coastline.

The impossibly cute seal pups are born in late December early January and are weaned from their mothers milk by July / August at which time they head out to sea, only returning occasionally. The New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Cape Palliser is the largest in NZ.

New Zealand Fur Seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, pup at the Cape Palliser Seal colony, Cape Palliser, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand.

New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ
Photographer: Rolf Hicker
Picture of a cute New Zealand Fur Seal Pup on the rocks at Cape Palliser on the North Island.


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    New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ
    The largest New Zealand Fur Seal colony is found at Cape Palliser on the North Island which plays host to a large number of Pups during the summer.
    Scientific Name
    Arctocephalus forsteri
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    Stock photo ID
    nzk3s12810 - New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ
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    Exposure time
    1/60
    Aperture
    f/6.3
    ISO
    200
    Focus lenght
    310mm

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