Taxonomic name: Phoca vitulina
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Wild Range: Temperate and polar coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere
Diet: Generalists - their diet consists of fish, cephalopods (such as squid), and crustaceans
Size: Males: 1.6 - 1.9m; Females: 1.5 - 1.7m
Weight: Males: 70 - 150 kg; Females: 60 - 110 kg
Adult harbour seals can hold their breath for up to 30 minutes!
The Zoo's harbour seals are located in Journey to Churchill at the Gateway to the Arctic building.