Abandoned Albino Seal Pup
Nafanya is an albino seal pup who was rejected by her family, but has now found a new home at a Russian dolphinarium. Read on to find out her heartwarming story. [Full article here]
Red Fur, Blue Eyes
Nafanya had been rejected by her family members, who have black coats, because of her rusty brown fur and pale blue eyes.
A Russian photographer came across the baby seal on Tyuleniy Island, a small island located in the Sea of Okhotsk, in September. His photos of the lone pup garnered attention from all over the world, and soon Nafanya found a new home at a Russian dolphinarium.
A New Home
Waiting to Meet New Friends
Her Own Space
Dolphinarium personnel also created a website for Nafanya, which features a webcam that is live between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. EST. You can view the webcam here.
Going for a Dip
The webcam documents Nafanya's day-to-day activities as she swims and plays in her enclosure.
A Unique Moniker
Her rescuers gave her the name Nafanya after a Soviet-era cartoon character with similarly colored fur.
The above photo captured the adorable seal pup scratching her belly with her flipper.