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Fur Seal Pup

Code: NZFSP

Fur Seal Pups

The breeding season is from mid-November to mid-January. Pups are suckled for about 300 days, though some will continue to suckle into their second year. Pups start to feed on solid food before weaning, and spend a large proportion of time playing with other pups and objects such as seaweed and reef fish. It is possible that they attain skills for later life (such as foraging, anti-predator behavior and also social behavior) during this period. After weaning pups disperse.