New “Life Mammal”, the Harp Seal – Day 58

SO excited to share a “new life mammal” I met the other day in PTown — a juvenile harp seal!

After sharing my photos with them, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) told me that it looks to be an individual that’s been weaned from its mom for at least a year.

Also known as “Saddleback Seals” because of the saddle shaped markings on the backs of the adults…

Some of these seals come down from the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans during the winter months to visit us here on the Cape.

And aren’t WE, the “lucky ones”?

Just LOOK at these gorgeous flippers!  😉

Their Latin name, Pagophilus groenlandicu

Literally means, “ice-loving seal of Greenland.”

This one, captured my heart, as you will see by the images.

And there are more images to come…

SO many more, lol!   ❤ ❤ ❤

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