You are here:Our endangered animals
Endangered animals list
Northern Fur Seal
content

Our endangered animals

Our endangered animals TOP PAGE

  • What's an endangered animal?
  • Endangered animals list
  • Let's study with comics! Why are animals in trouble?
  • What we can all do
  • To teachers and guardians

Endangered animals list

Our endangered animals TOP PAGE
What's an endangered animal?
Endangered animals list
  • Search for animals by where they live
    • Animals in Japan
    • Animals in Asia
    • Animals in North America
    • Animals in South America
    • Animals in Europe
    • Animals in Africa
    • Animals in Oceania
  • Search for animals that live on land, fly in the sky, or live near or in the wate
    • Land animals
    • Flying animals
    • Swimming animals
  • Search by cause of endangerment
    • Animals that have had their homes destroyed
    • Animals that have been caught by humans
    • Animals that have lost the fight against other animals
  • Search in alphabetical order
  • Search for animals by name

    Here you can search for an animal by the first letter of its name.

  • Watch a video of the animal
Let's study with comics! Why are animals in trouble?
What we can all do
To teachers and guardians
  • English name
    Northern Fur Seal
  • ClassificationCarnivora, Otariidae
  • Scientific nameCallorhinus ursinus

Northern Fur Seal
Click the image to expand

In the past, large numbers of Northern Fur Seals were hunted for their fur. Although hunting has since been prohibited, they are in danger of extinction, but for a different reason.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Total length: Male 250cm / Female 130cm
Weight: Male 280kg / Female 65kg

(Source: Shin Sekai Zetsumetsu Kiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals)

Where they live

The Northern Fur Seal lives in the north Pacific Ocean. During the summer months the seals come to the Commander Islands and Pribilof Islands to breed and bear children.

What they eat

The Northern Fur Seal eats all types of fish, including salmon, trout, cod, and Pacific Saury. They also like to eat cuttlefish.

What they are like

Males weigh almost four times more than females, which is the largest difference by sex than any other mammal.

Find out more about the Northern Fur Seal!

Many Northern Fur Seals were hunted for their furs
The luxurious fur of the Northern Fur Seal has always commanded a very high price. In the late 19th century, hunting extended from on land to the sea, resulting in a sharp drop in their population. Countries that realized the potential danger established a limit on the number that could be caught. Eventually, hunting in sea waters was banned in 1911, and their numbers have slowly recovered.

Although hunting is no longer allowed, they continue to disappear...
All forms of hunting were banned in 1985, including those of which occurred on land. Even so, their population continues to decline. Experts argue that excessive fishing has caused a food supply shortage for the Northern Fur Seal. Excessive fishing is considered a threat to various lifeforms. This problem requires the concerted effort of various countries.

Reference

See other animals related to this one.

If you click the words above, you can see other animals related to this one.

See animals that live in the same region.

See animals that are endangered for the same reason.

Watch a video of the animal

close

Read the comic!

  • Part7 "Protect endangered animals from poaching!"

Let's think about what everyone can do to help!

There are things that we can do in our everyday lives to help. Let's look at some tips to helpsave our animal friends! See More

Back to Top