For a poor seal pup in Russia, it is not good to be born unique. A photographer spotted a seal in Tyuleniy Island, Russia which had ginger colored fur and blue eyes. Distinctly different from its black siblings, the pup was left alone and ignored by all other seals.
The photographer Anatoly Strakhov said, “He was hiding and waiting for his mother to come and feed him. He had a very strange colour fur and looked different from his two black brothers. I was pleased to be able to capture such an unusual animal, but the poor seal is almost blind and so was unlikely to survive in the wild.”
Thankfully though Stratkhov was with staff of a dolphinarium and they decided to adopt the seal.
The odd color is because of the accumulation of iron in its fur and some believe that it may do well in the US where there are number of red seals in San Francisco.