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Let's be honest, there is nothing cuter in the whole world than baby animals. It doesn't matter which animal it is - from itty bitty tiny kittens to awwdorable and underappreciated hyaena cubs - so long as the animal is in its teeny weeny baby form, we love it. They are so new to this world, looking around and discovering every little bit of it. 

Their innocence about the world is part of what makes them so cute. That as well as their occasional mild confusions. Like this adorable noisy baby seal who, for some unclear reason, confused a photographer filming it for its momma. Well, we suppose that could happen to anyone, and we get to watch the footage of this squeaky baby. 

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Starting The Day With A Smile And Some Awwdorable Baby Seals

Baby seals are mega cute and absolutely awwdorable! Their sweet smiles are infectious and we could not help but smiling as we prepared this for you. If you have every wondered what a baby seal looks like just a few days after birth, mystery solved, they look sooo floofy and cute!! Seriously, check out the intense levels of floof on these babies.

Whether they are hanging out in the snow, posing for the camera, or showing off to mom, these little sweethearts are full of wholesome goodness. Their adventurous spirit keeps things fun! Here is a compilation of some of the awwdorable little creatures that have captured our fascination and hearts. 

 

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Adventurous Seal Rescued 4 Times In 3 Different Countries

Another day, another adventure gone slightly wrong for Freddie, the trouble-seeking seal. 4 rescues, 3 countries, and he's back out in the wild and, going by probability, we will most likely see Freddie pop up in another rescue story at some point. 

As Mirror reports, Freddie's adventures started at only 9 months old. "The adventurous pup... started his journey in the Netherlands last year where he was treated at a hospital in August where he was given his name. After he was released, he then turned up in Calais France in January, where he was treated at another seal rescue centre suffering from lungworm. Three weeks ago having made a good recovery, he swam the Channel before making his way 70 miles up the river Thames to Teddington Lock, south west London."

And... a week later, Freddie was found, yet again, in the Thames as he was snagged in the mouth by a fishing lure. He's totally fine, by the way, as adventurous as ever, but we wouldn't expect anything else of this trouble maker. 

Read more about the story and check out pictures from the rescue below.

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Seal Rescue Charity In Ireland Posts Photos Of The Cutest Sea Chonks

Seal Rescue Ireland is a charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release imperiled seals from across Ireland, as well as to promote ocean conservation. They also have an awesome Instagram page where they upload heart-melting photos of rescued seals we thought might be of interest to you.  

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Dad Accidentally Lists Seals And Pups On Facebook Messenger

Oh, parents and Facebook, the combo that will always results in some good-hearted laughs. 

Twitter user, @JBwol, shared this screenshot of his father Peter, sharing some pictures of what his dad looked like and where he was headed next. Only thing is, instead of posting his day onto his normal newsfeed, seems like he accidentally clicked on Facebook's 'marketplace' feature and listed 600 seals and their 180 pups for sale. 

Alright, Peter, we're sold! We'll take them off your hands for ya! 

Here's are some of our favorite reactions to the tweet:


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Over 100 Seals Born In What Was Once Declared "Biologically Dead" River Thames

An incredible 138 seal pups were recorded in the pup-count in 2018! River Thames, a river in London, was declared "biologically dead" 60 years ago and is now clear evidence of a harbor seal breeding ground! Thea Cox, Conservation Biologist, told ZSL, "We were thrilled to count 138 pups born in a single season. The seals would not be able to pup here at all without a reliable food source, so this demonstrates that the Thames ecosystem is thriving and shows just how far we have come since the river was declared biologically dead in the 1950's." 

Anna Cucknell, Project Manager of the ZSL's Thames conservation added, "The restored 'Mother Thames' - as we call her - is an essential nursery habitat and home to many animals including more than 100 species of fish, including two species of shark, short-snouted seahorses and the Critically Endangered European eel. 

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Incredibly, harbour seal pups can swim within hours of birth which means they are well adapted to grow up in tidal estuaries, like the Thames. By the time the tide comes in they can swim away on it. Grey seals, on the other hand, take longer to be comfortable in the water, so breed elsewhere and come to the Thames later to feed." 

The seal numbers in Thames are rising and Thames has now become one of London's most important wildlife habitats! 

Story via ZSL

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Twitter User Discovers This Seal Pose Is Called The "Happy Banana" And Now We Can't Unsee It

Twitter user, @argobagdr, recently discovered that the pose seals tend to do have a very fun and very un-scientific name. The pose is called the "happy banana" and this fact alone makes us happy. 

And once you see the "happy banana" pose, good luck ever unseeing it. From henceforth, all seals will be known as "happy bananas".

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What do you know about Antarctica? I can't answer for you but I can answer for myself; it's freezing. But what else? What about the wildlife there? Here are 10 strange facts all about Antarctica! 

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A Fisherman Had To Be Rescued From a Cliff After Being Chased By a Colony Of Angry Seals

The man was walking along the beach in Green Stane near Eyemouth, Scotland, when he disturbed around 50 of the large mammals and their young pups. In order to avoid them, he scrambled up the cliff face and became trapped about three quarters of the way up. However, with the weather worsening, the Eyemouth lifeboat was called out to help and located the man using his head torch. A Coastguard rescue officer was then lowered down the cliff to rescue the angler, who was taken to the lifeboat below back to the town's harbour. People on twitter thought the story was quite funny.  

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Who said love was dead? After having two pups together these seals were separated while the mother was sent to live in an all female environment. Now they get to see and interact with each other over the internet using facetime.