A very unusual seal spotted in Russia - and it has a surprisingly sad story.
We've all seen seals before.
via: Getty ImagesBut this is a seal with a difference.
Instead of the usual grey tones...
via: Getty ImagesThis seal stands out from the crowd.
He doesn't look like his peers.
via: Getty ImagesBut instead of being celebrated for his uniqueness, it's causing a problem.
The other seals aren't on board.
via: Getty ImagesIn fact, they're not so keen on their ginger peer.
Which could lead to some sad consequences ...
via: Getty ImagesThis rare type of albinism could mean he gets shunned by the herd.
So far, things are looking ok.
via: Getty Images"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.
But there are some issues rearing their head.
via: Getty Images"Other seals don't pay too much attention to it in a somewhat worrying manner, so something is not quite right with it."
via: Getty Images"It is not getting chased or bitten." That's a good thing at least.
Check him out.
via: InstagramWe think he's pretty adorable!
The chances of such a partial albino birth are one in 100,000.
via: InstagramHe's extremely unique.
We just hope he finds acceptance.
via: InstagramOtherwise, we'll be happy to take him as a pet! Fancy another rare animal story? Scroll on ...