Leopard seals can eat penguins at a rate of six per hour. Thatâs a whole lotta penguins!
It must have been horrible to be the researcher that had to observe and tally this slaughter. That is, unless that particular researcher hates penguins. Then, it must have been deeply satisfying.
The leopard seal is bold, powerful and curious. In the water, there is a fine line between curiosity and predatory behavior, and it may ‘play’ with penguins that it does not intend to eat.