DF2014:Harp seal

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Harp seal


Urist likes harp seals for their adorable pups.


Harp seal - Harp seal man - Giant harp seal


· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 1,650 cm3
Mid: 82,500 cm3
Max: 165,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8-10
Fat 7
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 0-2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 13
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A small marine mammal. Its young are prized for their white fur.

Harp seals are carnivorous, amphibious mammals located only in arctic oceans. They can sometimes be spotted on shore in small packs of 3 to 7 individuals wandering near the coastlines. Harp seals are generally quite non-aggressive, though they are large, can bite, and they should not be approached by unarmored military. In quantity, they make a decent source of food, especially that they happen in packs. Harp seals, however, do not have any special value modifier, so hunting them for profit is not as profitable as in real life. A harp seal infant is called a harp seal pup.

Harp seals can be captured in cage traps and trained as pets, or as non-grazing livestock for a meat industry. It takes five years for a harp seal to reach its full size, significantly longer than other, more common sources of meat.

Some dwarves like harp seals for their adorable pups.

Admired for their adorable pups.


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Harp seals, and especially baby harp seals, are very clubbable. It is a pity that packs of wild animals do not currently include young, just for the possibility of bashing a wild baby harp seal's skull in. Which is, by the way, a rite of passage for any self-respecting morally ambiguous overseer.

Feel free, however, to catch them wild, and toss them in a place they cannot escape. Once the babies are born, send in the macedwarves (no edge weapons allowed) and enjoy your genuine, morally questionable baby seal leather boots! Don't tell the elves.