Gallery description : elephant seal

Elephant Seal (mirounga) is a mammal type animal. It usually inhabits warm coastal waters close to land. The weight of this animal is about 900kg - 3,000kg (2,000lbs - 6,000lbs) and lives for 18 - 22 years. Human, sharks, killer whales predators are dangerous for elephant seals. Look up the table below for more facts.

Facts about elephant seals
NameElephant Seal
OrderCarnivora
ClassMammalia
HabitatWarm coastal waters close to land
LifestyleHerd
Distinctive FeaturesLong trunk-like nose and large body
DietCarnivore
Weight900kg - 3,000kg (2,000lbs - 6,000lbs)
ColourBrown, black, tan, grey
GenusMirounga
Scientific NameMirounga
KingdomAnimalia
Size (L)3m - 5m (10ft - 16ft)
FamilyPhocidae
TypeMammal
PhylumChordata
Skin TypeFur
PredatorsHuman, sharks, killer whales
Main PreyFish, squid, octopus
Average Litter Size1
Life Span18 - 22 years
Top Speed19km/h (12mph)
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Image Details
Description Elephant seal. File:Northern Elephant Seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2009 ...
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