Incredibly Rare Ginger Seal Pup May Need To Be Rescued Because Other Seals Are Shunning It

Incredibly Rare Ginger Seal Pup May Need To Be Rescued Because Other Seals Are Shunning It
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An ultra-rare ginger seal pup was born in Russia, and biologist plan to transport it to the nearest dolphinarium.

Locals noticed a rare “ginger-haired” seal pup on the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia. It’s a  really rare occurrence, and things don’t look too bright for the poor animal. It looks like the herd of seals hasn’t accepted the pup. Do you know that the likelihood of a baby seal born with these albino traits goes at 1-to-100,000?

Dr. Vladimir Burkanov, a biologist, was the first to share the photos of the albino seal. Some of the seals aren’t happy to see “The Ugly Duck” around the herd located on the small Tyuleny Island.

“This pup looks well-fed and was very active, so its mother clearly gave it plenty of milk. Other seals don’t pay too much attention to it in a somewhat worrying manner, so something is not quite right with it.”

Burkanov believes that the seals will start biting and chasing the seal in the near future.

The story of the albino seal pup (who was actually ginger) who was rejected by her family and found a home at a Russian dolphinarium http://bit.ly/2nZcsCj

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Albino seals have unique genetics which also includes a bad vision. The ginger seal may not be able to breed, so wildlife specialists are thinking of transporting it to a dolphinarium.

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Here’s a picture of another ginger seal thriving on Bering Island in the Severo-Zapadnoe rookery. Experts believe it was 2 or 3 years old back then. The photo was taken in 2017 by photographer Sergey Fomin.

“The animal was 2 or 3 years old and physically in good shape, even though it was clear it had poor sight,” Burkanov explained in his post. “The albino is now a mature bull of 5-6 years old.

 

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Альбинос-хромист – продолжение: Фотография котика альбиноса, или более правильно будет сказать — хромиста, вызвала интерес у и вопросы у посетителей. Я помню осенью 2017 года на лежбище Северо-Западном острова Беринга мой бывший студент, а теперь коллега, работающий на Командорских островах, Сергей Фомин фотографировал самца-холостяка такой же необычной окраски. Он был хорошо упитан, хотя имел явные проблемы со зрением. Я обратился к нему за уточнением возраста того альбиноса, и Сергей сообщил мне, что видел и снял этого же самца в этом году! И на том же самом месте Северо-Западного лежбища, где он его фотографировал осенью 2017 года. Теперь он уже секач, достиг половой зрелости и ему 5-6 лет. Но находился на нерепродуктивной части лежбища. Т.е. в размножение в этом сезоне не вступал. Пожалуй, это первый документально зафиксированный случай дожития котика аномальной окраски до половозрелого возраста. Albino fur seal – continued: A photo of an albino (partial albino or chromist) fur seal pup aroused the interest of visitors to my page. I tried to find information on the age of similar unusual color of young fur seal, my former student, and now a colleague Sergey Fomin photographed at the Severo-Zapadnoe rookery on the Bering Island in fall 2017. The animal was 2 or 3 years old and physically in good shape, even it was clear it had poor sight. I turned to him to clarify the age of that albino, and Sergeн replayed me that he had seen and photographed the same male this summer again! In the exact location of the Severo-Zapadnoe rookery, where he photographed the animal in the fall of 2017. The albino is now matured bull 5-6 years old. He did not participate in reproduction this season and was seen on the bachelor section of the rookery only. Perhaps, this is the first documented case of the survival of a northern fur seal of an abnormal color to adulthood.

A post shared by Vladimir Burkanov (@bigdaddivladi) on Sep 8, 2020 at 11:06am PDT

He did not participate in reproduction this season and was seen on the bachelor section of the rookery only. Perhaps this is the first documented case of the survival of a northern fur seal of an abnormal color to adulthood.”

In 2011, another ginger fur seal called Nafanya was rescued and taken to Sochi Dolphinarium on the Black Sea.

Source: www.boredpanda.com

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