These Facts About Elephant Seals Will Blow Your Mind

There are two species of elephant seal. They are the sole members of the genus ‘Mirounga’ of the family ‘Phocidae’ or ‘true seals’. The Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) and the Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) were both hunted nearly to extinction by the end of the nineteenth century, however, numbers have since recovered. We hope you will enjoy these facts!

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