Seals in Namibia

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The Cape Cross Seal Reserve in Namibia is home to over 200,000 Cape fur seals, one of the largest colonies in the world. Near the end of October is when the drama begins with bull seals staking out their territory for the breeding season. By November and December, the colony sees the arrival of tens of thousands of pups. This reserve is also where the Portuguese first stepped foot on the Namibian coast in 1486 and was once home to a monument to Diogo Cao, one of the most prominent explorers during the Age of Discovery.