Awe­some An­i­mal

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Home sweet home Harp seals can be found in the At­lantic and Arc­tic oceans. You’ll find them off the coast of coun­tries like Canada, Rus­sia and Green­land – they like win­tery cli­mates and frosty con­di­tions.

Eye for an eye Harp seals are blessed with per­fect vi­sion! They have large round eyes, which al­low them to see clearly on both land and un­der­wa­ter. They are also equipped with su­per whiskers, which can sense move­ment and help them find their prey when they’re div­ing!

Smooth swim­mers Th­ese cute crea­tures spend most of their life in the wa­ter – they even sleep in wa­ter, with their bel­lies fac­ing up! Harp seals can stay un­der­wa­ter for up to 15 min­utes with­out need­ing a gulp of air. Their bod­ies are stream­lined for swim­ming and be­cause they’re cham­pi­ons, it takes a lot for them to get tired!

So­cial but­ter­flies Harp seals en­joy get­ting to know each other and form­ing their own noisy, so­cial groups, called ‘colonies’. There can be a bit of drama though, as males tend to fight for their mates. Eek! Harp seals make a lot of noise – ba­bies will call for their moth­ers while adult seals will growl and war­ble to pro­tect their ter­ri­tory.

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