Northern Fur Seal
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Northern Fur Seal is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
In Real Life
The Northern Fur Seal is a form of seal with thick black fur, with lighter browns near the chest and belly, with the adults having gray hair at the backs of their necks. The male Northern Fur Seal grows to 7 feet (2.1 m) in length, and grows up to 385-605 pounds (175-275 kg). On the other hand, the female grows to only 4.5 feet 66-110 pounds (30-50 kg). They are normally found in many places, from Japan to California.
They are carnivorous, and eat primarily fish, like squid and anchovy. Although they feed from ocean creatures, they do not dive deep like some other animals. They normally only dive down to 200 feet (68 meters), and their maximum dive depth is around 600 feet (or 200 meters). They normally swim through by bobbing up and out of the water, in a pattern. This is common with other animals as well, such as dolphins.
The Northern Fur Seal is currently Vulnerable to extinction, as they were hunted in large numbers for pelts years and years ago. However, since then, they have been placed under strict hunting bans so the population no longer decreases size. The estimated population of Northern Fur Seals in the wild is 1.1 million, but is still declining due to the unavailability of fish to feed on. They are also observed to be extremely sensitive to environmental changes.