Rare Ginger Seal Pup May Have To Be Rescued Because It’s Shunned by Rest of the Colony

Share on Facebook

A very unusual seal spotted in Russia – and it has a surprisingly sad story.

But this is a seal with a difference.

This seal stands out from the crowd.

But instead of being celebrated for his uniqueness, it’s causing a problem.

In fact, they’re not so keen on their ginger peer.

This rare type of albinism could mean he gets shunned by the herd.

“This pup looks well-fed and was very active, so its mother clearly gave it plenty of milk,” said Vladimir Burkanov, the scientist who discovered him.

“Other seals don’t pay too much attention to it in a somewhat worrying manner, so something is not quite right with it.”

“It is not getting chased or bitten.” That’s a good thing at least.

We think he’s pretty adorable!

He’s extremely unique.

To help the marine biologists working with this rare seal, you can donate here.

Otherwise, we’ll be happy to take him as a pet! Fancy another rare animal story? Scroll on …