Cute Animal Pictures: Baby Seals

A newborn harp seal pup with its distinctive white coat on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence March 3, 2008.

A newborn harp seal pup with its distinctive white coat on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence March 3, 2008. PAUL DARROW/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrltwo749246

With many animals in hibernation it can sometimes be hard to spot a furry friend out in the snow this time of year. It may make you wish there were more animals who were equipped for the bitter cold weather like the harp seal which is often literally born on ice and survives its life in arctic temperatures. And who would complain about stumbling across these creatures in the snow. Seal pups are beyond adorable! They are soft, chubby and have these beautiful expressive faces that remind us of our four legged friend, the dog.

Born with beautiful white coats, seal pups are often hunted for their fur. Despite a ban of seal fur in the United States and other countries around the world, Canadian hunters still kill seal pups claiming a demand for the fur. The saddest part is that the hunting is done in an often very brutal way and to these animals when they just a couple months old.

They are animals worth saving and worth being talked about. So be sure to check out these images and more we have back at Newscom of adorable harp seal pups.

Harp seal pup, close up, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

Harp seal pup, close up, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada. Keren Su / DanitaDelimont Danita Delimont Photography/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos399766

North America, Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp Seal (phoca groenlandica) pup

North America, Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp Seal (phoca groenlandica) pup. Gavriel Jecan / DanitaDelimont.com “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos108949

HARP SEAL young Phoca groenlandica lying upside down on snow Saint Lawrence, northern Canada

HARP SEAL young Phoca groenlandica lying upside down on snow Saint Lawrence, northern Canada. B & C ALEXANDER/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericassix270575

North America, Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp Seal

North America, Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp Seal. Gavriel Jecan / DanitaDelimont.com “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos108955

Harp seal pup and stuff seal toy on ice, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

Harp seal pup and stuff seal toy on ice, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada. Keren Su / DanitaDelimont Danita Delimont Photography/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos399781

A newborn harp seal pup with its distinctive white coat on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence March 3, 2008. The annual Gulf of St. Lawrence seal hunt is tentatively set to begin later this month.

A newborn harp seal pup with its distinctive white coat on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence March 3, 2008. The annual Gulf of St. Lawrence seal hunt is tentatively set to begin later this month. PAUL DARROW/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrltwo749241

North America, Canada, Quebec, Iles de la Madeleine, harp seal

North America, Canada, Quebec, Iles de la Madeleine, harp seal. Art Wolfe / DanitaDelimont.com “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos106077

Harp seal pups about a week old; Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Harp seal pups about a week old; Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Downs Matthews / DanitaDelimont.com “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos176786

Harp seal pup, close up, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

Harp seal pup, close up, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada. Keren Su / DanitaDelimont Danita Delimont Photography/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos399764

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