Litter Size

How many babies does a Antarctic fur seal have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Antarctic fur seals are in a litter?

A Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 295 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5.8 kg (12.78 lbs) and measure 4.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Otariidae family (genus: Arctocephalus). An adult Antarctic fur seal grows up to a size of 1.57 meter (5′ 2″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Antarctic fur seal is 1

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.

Other animals of the family Otariidae

Antarctic fur seal is a member of the Otariidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Antarctic fur seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Antarctic fur seal

Other animals that usually reach the age of 23 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Antarctic fur seal

What other animals weight around 96.6 kg (212.97 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Antarctic fur seal

Also reaching around 1.57 meter (5′ 2″) in size do these animals: