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Rare ‘Ugly Duckling’ Albino Seal Pup in Far East Russia Wins Hearts

A rare albino seal pup was spotted on Tyuleniy Island in the Sea of Okhotsk of Russia's Far East.

While the pup’s golden fur and bright blue eyes have won over the hearts of Russian social media users, scientists worry for the pup's survival.

Due to the pup’s albinism, it not only has bad eyesight, but could also be ostracized by the colony due to its unique characteristics.

Scientists are monitoring the pup in case that happens, but so far he is living his best life.

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