Animal Size

Antarctic fur seal size: How big do they get?

How big does a Antarctic fur seal get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) reaches an average size of 1.57 meter (5′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 23 years, they grow from 5.8 kg (12.78 lbs) to 96.6 kg (212.97 lbs). A Antarctic fur seal has 1 babies at once. The Antarctic fur seal (genus: Arctocephalus) is a member of the family Otariidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Antarctic fur seal is  (5' 2

The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella), is one of eight seals in the genus Arctocephalus, and one of nine fur seals in the subfamily Arctocephalinae. Despite what its name suggests, the Antarctic fur seal is mostly distributed in Subantarctic islands and its scientific name is thought to have come from the German vessel SMS Gazelle, which was the first to collect specimens of this species from Kerguelen Islands.

Animals of the same family as a Antarctic fur seal

We found other animals of the Otariidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Antarctic fur seal

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Antarctic fur seal:

Animals with the same litter size as a Antarctic fur seal

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Antarctic fur seal:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Antarctic fur seal

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Antarctic fur seal:

Animals with the same weight as a Antarctic fur seal

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Arctocephalus gazella: