An Adorable Baby Fur Seal

Source: Wikipedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baby_fur_seal,_South_Georgia.jpg

Source: Wikipedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baby_fur_seal,_South_Georgia.jpg

As their name suggests, the fur seal’s pelt was considered a top prize for many hunters throughout the 18th and 19th century. Because of that, the seals were considered commercially extinct by the early 20th century. Suffice it to say, a population still did–and does–exist in the Island of South Georgia in levels that some consider detrimental to wildlife.

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