New Zealand fur seals, or kekeno, can dive deeper and longer than any other type of fur seal. They can dive more than 200m deep and hold their breath for up to 11 minutes.

Fur seals have two layers of fur. The outer layer is used to trap air bubbles and keep the inner layer dry and warm. If you part this thick coat, you will find that they are dry underneath.

Our New Zealand fur seals came to the Zoo to be rehabilitated and stayed, as they were unable to survive in the wild.