Monday, June 24, 2013

No Rest For Momma Seals

Female harbor seals are busy mommas, so busy that they give birth to one pup every year.

 Picture from World Wildlife

The pups are fully developed and able to swim within a few hours of birth, but will depend on their mother’s milk for the first three to four weeks of life. After weaning, the female seal will mate again almost immediately to continue the annual birth cycle.

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