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New Zealand Fur Seal #2

New Zealand Fur Seal #2

Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
15:33 3 January 2020

Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Clade:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Arctocephalus forsteri

"Before the arrival of humans in New Zealand, the species bred around all the New Zealand mainland and its subantarctic islands. There are now established and expanding colonies around the entire South Island, on Stewart Island and all of the New Zealand subantarctic islands. There are also newly established breeding colonies on the North Island." - Wikipedia

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Photo taken on 3 January 2020 (© petechar / Flickr)

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