Diet: Carnivore: Shark, crab, squid, fish, octopus
Average lifespan: Males (bulls): 12–14 years; Females (cows): 18–20 years
Average size: Males: 10–13 ft.; Females: 8–10 ft.
Average weight: Males: 3,300–4,400 lb.; Females: 990–1,300 lb.
Did You Know?
When northern elephant seals come on shore to breed, the females will fast while mating and suckling their pups. During this time, they survive only off of stored blubber (fat) and won't eat for up to five weeks.
Last updated: November 9, 2018