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

Fur seal in the news

DOC stories and media releases about our work with NZ fur seal.

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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