Watch videos, read blog posts by DOC staff, and check out the latest news articles about fur seals and DOC's work with them.

Conservation blog

A behind-the-scenes look at DOC's conservation work.

  • New Zealand fur seals on their big OE
    Kekeno/New Zealand fur seals have something unusual in common with many young New Zealanders: they're partial to the kiwi 'big OE'. 
  • What to do if you find a seal
    Have you found a seal in an unusual place or it looks injured? Here's what to do when you find a New Zealand fur seal and why.

Videos about fur seal

Meet the Locals video (series 4)
Nic finds out about how the NZ fur seal is making a return from the brink of extinction. Filmed in the Nelson/Marlborough region.

Meet the Locals video (series 6)
Visit young kekeno (New Zealand fur seals).

NZ fur seal. Photo: © Sabine Bernert.
Before the arrival of humans a population of about 2 million kekeno/NZ fur seal inhabited New Zealand

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