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Obligatory Baby Animal of the Day

This Baby Seal Was Shunned by the Pod Because He’s Ginger


Okay, before you reach for the Kleenex because of the thought of that adorable baby seal being abandoned by all those other seals in the background, here is the good news: he has been adopted and is being cared for by a very nice person. There is no bad news, except for the mean seals, who are mean. Now that you have this information, it’s okay to imagine the Hulk theme music while viewing the picture above. (More pics and the whole story after the jump.)

Unlike the rest of the pod, this seal was born with reddish-brown fur and blue eyes and is practically blind. But that kind of coloring caused his mother to abandon him, taking his normal-colored siblings with her and leaving the seal pup to fend for himself. He was found by photographer Anatoly Strakhov on Tyuleniy Island in Russia, who just happened to be hanging out with the staff of a dolphinarium when he spotted the seal hiding under a bunch of logs. That staff took the seal under their wing (fin?) and saved the eye-catching little guy from certain danger in the wild.

So, there you have it. Your feel-good story of the day. We need thing kind of thing once in a while, and let’s be honest — if there is a baby animal who has a great story to tell, we’re going to write about it. Come on, look at this guy.

(Daily Mail via BuzzFeed)

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  • http://twitter.com/fireholly99 Holly

    He looks like a Pokemon. ♥

  • Liz Probably-A-Mutant Burnett

    The title photo is basically a meme waiting to happen….

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.maple Sarah Maple

    Squeeeee!

  • Francesca M

    Cute! But I’m more inclined to think his momma dumped him because he was blind… which is … just horrible too.. I’m going to go and cry over here thanks. And call my mom and thank her for not being a seal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7G4SWUX2MCWWXLMYNN347JMIZY Frodo Baggins

    Those seals need to learn about… PREJUDICE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVN_0qvuhhw

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  • http://www.facebook.com/theoneandonlydramaqueen Kristen McDonald

    D’awwwwwww! What a cute little guy. His eyes are a little startling, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Losee/100000238454922 Jude Losee

    It is great that there are REAL people out there that just love animals, myself being one.  It was meant to be, that he was abandon by his mother.  Just in time, the kind man took him in under is wing, oops, I mean fin.  IKudos, to people all over the world like you.  You Rock!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Losee/100000238454922 Jude Losee

    It is great that there are REAL people out there that just love animals, myself being one.  It was meant to be, that he was abandon by his mother.  Just in time, the kind man took him in under is wing, oops, I mean fin.  IKudos, to people all over the world like you.  You Rock!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MOO6IKPKHFRTYYQKVQK7WQ656U Veronica

    It breaks my heart I want to see him in his new home loved and happy. How about it Anatoly Strahkov

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1322702345 Timothy Denham

    That little pumpkin face ginger bread baby doll is too cute with his crazy wacky eyeballs. I just want to kiss his fins right off !!!