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Brown fur seal
|Brown fur seal|
|Hauling-out on the Hippolyte Rocks off the east coast of Tasmania|
| Arctocephalus pusillus|
|Distribution of the brown fur seal, dark blue: breeding colonies; light blue: nonbreeding individuals|
Adult male brown fur seals are dark gray to brown, with a darker mane of short, coarse hairs and a light belly. Adult females are light brown to gray, with a light throat and darker back and belly. The front flippers of the fur seal are dark brown to black. Pups are born black and molt to gray with a pale throat within 3-5 months.
The brown fur seal's main predator is the great white shark. Other predators include, killer whales and southern elephant seals. Land predators include black-backed jackals and brown hyenas on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.
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