Leopard Seal Facts | Antarctica Wildlife Guide
Both sexes appear very similar, although the female is slightly larger. Males are 10 feet in length while females reach about 12 feet. The typical appearance is a dark gray back shading with a lighter belly marked with
The leopard seal has none of the cute
Like the other seals—apart from the fur seal—they mate and raise their pups on pack ice. Young are born from November to December and are weaned after two months.
Though mainly residing in waters surrounding the Antarctic continent, some individuals reside near the South Georgia Islands during the winter, and a few leopard seals have been spotted off the coasts of southern Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America.
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