Cute albino seal rejected by family 'because he's ginger'

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An albino seal pup has been rejected by his family - because he looks completely different to the rest.

With his ginger fur, pink flippers and bright blue eyes, the seal looks like a different species, which is why, experts believe, he's been left to fend for himself.

The heartbreaking images were taken by photographer Anatoly Strakhov, who saw the seal hiding under logs on Tyuleniy Island, Russia.

He said: 'He wasn't playing with other baby seals. He was just hiding and waiting for his mother to come and feed him.

'He had a very strange colour fur and looked different from his two black brothers.

'It is a great pity because the poor seal is almost blind and so was unlikely to survive in the wild.'

But, don't worry seal-lovers - staff from a local dolphinarium have now taken the lonely little pup into their care.
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