Animal Weight

How much does a Baikal seal weight?

It is hard to guess what a Baikal seal weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) on average weights 89.5 kg (197.31 lbs).

The Baikal seal is from the family Phocidae (genus: Pusa). It is usually born with about 3.05 kg (6.72 lbs). They can live for up to 56 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.27 meter (4′ 3″). Usually, Baikal seals have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Baikal seal is 89.5 kg (197.31 lbs)

The Baikal seal, Lake Baikal seal or nerpa (Pusa sibirica), is a species of earless seal endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. Like the Caspian seal, it is related to the Arctic ringed seal. The Baikal seal is one of the smallest true seals and the only exclusively freshwater pinniped species. A subpopulation of inland harbour seals living in the Hudson’s Bay region of Quebec, Canada (Lacs des Loups Marins harbour seals), the Saimaa ringed seal (a ringed seal subspecies) and the Ladoga seal (a ringed seal subspecies) are found in fresh water, but these are part of species that also have marine populations.The most recent population estimates are 80,000 to 100,000 animals, roughly equaling the expected carrying capacity of the lake. At present, the species is not considered threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Baikal seal

We found other animals of the Phocidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Baikal seal

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pusa sibirica:

Animals with the same size as a Baikal seal

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Baikal seal

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Baikal seal

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Baikal seal: