Lonely Albino Seal Gets A New Home

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While to the human eye, this rare albino baby seal with its ginger skin, striking blue eyes and pink flippers, may seem absolutely adorable, to his own clan of shiny black-skinned seals, he was an outcast - So much so, that his family and friends completely abandoned him.

To make matters worse, the little mammal is almost blind and therefore, unable to fend for itself in the wild. In fact, when 'Ginger', was found on Russia's Tyuleniy Island, it was hiding under some logs, away from the other baby seals, eagerly waiting to be fed by his mother.

While his mother did not show up, Russian photographer Anatoly Strakhov, who took these amazing photos, did. The best part is, that he has arranged for the little pup to be taken to a nearby dolphinarium, where he will be loved and taken care of - And, instead of being treated as a pariah, be revered because of its gorgeous skin color, which researchers believe was caused by excess accumulation of iron, in his fur.

Resources:news.com.au, dailymail.co,uk

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469 Comments
  • watermelooon
    watermelooonSaturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    so cute
    • cooerWednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am
      cool
      • Samuel Castro Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm
        So cute!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • myobTuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:29 am
          adorable
          • KEYZTuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm
            I feel so sad about Ginger. If I saw a baby seal I would take it home with me, take care of it and let it be my baby forever. That is what I would do if I saw a baby seal.
            • kitkat2003
              kitkat2003Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:07 am
              awwww so sad why would someone leave a baby seal unfed and hidden like that. ; (
              • jjdumdumTuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:06 am
                How do I describe this seal, hmmmmm maybe slimy. Yah, I agree. :3
                • JoeyTheSealMonday, March 9, 2015 at 10:00 am
                  I LOVE SEALS I WISH IT WAS MINE!!!!!1
                  • hotterson
                    hottersonWednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:47 am
                    I wish I could pet him and hold him because he is cute.
                    • JjMonday, January 12, 2015 at 10:15 am
                      Poor cutiepie