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.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. A graduate student in New York, Savannah enjoys all things musical and political.
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