The Southern Elephant Seal is not only the largest seal species, it is one of the largest mammals around. A male elephant seal can grow up to 20ft. long and weight up to 8,800 pounds. Yes, eight thousand, eight hundred. They can be extremely violent animals that fight for their mates and sometimes turn into bloody battles. Elephant seals were once hunted for their oil and faced extinction at one point, but have since rebounded.
The Southern Elephant Seal is the largest seal species. Males weigh up to four tons, while females are smaller at around one ton. These seals can diver underwater for two hours without taking a breath.
A female next to a male elephant seal!
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