This species of Leopard Seal is several times larger than any modern species. However, as the name implies, it is far more leopard than seal in temperament. It is an extremely aggressive predator, the bane of Kairuku out on the ice floes and a surprising threat to walruses. For those that tame leopard seals, they will find them an adept amphibious mount for the ocean, with affinity for killing kairuku and storing their polymer.
Color Region 0 - Underside
Color Region 5 - Main Body
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Bite
33 Base Damage - Drains Stamina - Instantly Kills Small Fish - Deals Increased Damage to Kairuku - Increased Gather Rate on Organic Polymer
Right Click - Grab
33 Base Damage - Picks Up Smaller Creatures
C - Roar
R - Sit
Automatically dismounts. The Leopard Seal can also generally be told to sit. This slightly increases healing rate.
The weight of organic polymer is decreased in the inventory of a leopard seal, and it takes longer to spoil.
The Leopard Seal gives an insulation buff to its rider.
The Leopard Seal is immune to electrocution.
- The Leopard Seal is considered the apex predator of the Southern Ocean, discounting the ocean's alpha predator, the Orca.
- The Leopard Seal's relationship to humans is a complicated one. Individuals are known to show curiosity and playful behavior towards humans, and some have even offered live penguins to people as gifts. However, there has been aggressive behavior and attacks attributed to leopard seals. There is atleast one confirmed fatality by leopard seal.
- The leopard seal's niche in the mod is inspired by that of the Pelagiarctos, a large predatory pinniped from the Miocene.