2014

1x 60 minutes

Fur Seals-Battle for Survival

Two New Zealand fur seal pups … Born on opposite sides of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a battle field where less than 60 percent of pups make it to their first birthday. Some pups are trampled by males fighting for the right to mate … or swept out to sea before they learn to swim. Others starve to death when their mothers fail to return from a feeding trip.  Our pups must learn fast if they are to beat these odds. We follow the first few months of their lives as they struggle to learn the secrets of survival.

Co-production with National Geographic International

Production

Kyle Murdoch

Executive in Charge of Production

Kyle Murdoch

Andrew Waterworth

Executive Producer

Andrew Waterworth

Kelly Meade

Producer & Writer

Kelly Meade

Stacey Robertson

Production Manager

Stacey Robertson

Lemuel Lyes

Archive Producer

Lemuel Lyes

Marcus Turner

Researcher & Annotator

Marcus Turner

Karen Jackson

Editor

Karen Jackson

Fur Seals-Battle for Survival
Fur Seals-Battle for Survival