NDTV – A rare albino seal pup has been spotted in Russia’s Tyuleny Island. Last week, Vladimir Burkanov, a marine mammal biologist, shared photos of the unique seal on social media, reported People Magazine. Ginger fur, pink flippers and blue eyes set the baby seal apart from its black-furred peers, and it has been nicknamed Ugly Duckling by researchers.
Photos and videos shared by Burkanov on Instagram show the albino seal pup sticking out in stark contrast to other, darker, seals. “’Ugly duckling’ – albino fur seal is rare event. … looks more red than white. This is a clear albino without any pigmentation even in eyes,” Burkanov captioned a post on Instagram.
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