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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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seals image A Sassy Elephant Seal Enjoys Her Day in the Sun, While Destroying Everything in Her Path
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Molly the elephant seal has been spending a few weeks in with humans in Tasmania's Bruny Island.  She mostly spends her time relaxing in someone's back yard. 


via Mashable

She just wants to hang out with the locals. Although she doesn't seem to be very dangerous she still leaves a path of destruction in her wake. 



via The Mercury

That's why she has to be lured back to the wild with a big fish on a string. Who knows how long she'll stay away though, this isn't the first time she's come to visit. 


via Mashable

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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.