This Adorable Seal’s Favorite Toy Is a Stuffed Animal of Himself
An adorable seal who resides at Japan’s Okhotsk Tokkari Center is taking the internet by storm thanks to his adorable habit of playing with a stuffed animal version of himself.
アザラシがアザラシを抱っこ&おんぶしてみました☺️あぐVer. pic.twitter.com/LEqMBmKRlD — 紋別オホーツクランド (@mombetsu_land) February 23, 2017
“Tokkari” is the Ainu word for “azarashi” (earless seal), and as the center’s name would imply, this facility specializes in sheltering and conservation of earless seals. Visitors can observe the natural ecology of these graceful seals, and even take part in close-up interactive activities. All the while, the center serves as a conservation facility, treating earless seals that have been injured or caught in fishing nets, and returning them home to the ocean. The Okhotsk Tokkari Center holds and extremely important role as Japan’s one and only marine animal conservation facility.”
飼育員の期待に応えようと最後まで頑張る日和ちゃんでした? pic.twitter.com/4TeiDVAItZ — アザラシシーパラダイス【公式】 (@aguhiyori) March 1, 2017
あぐくん背中にアザラシがいても気にしないみたいです（笑） pic.twitter.com/dKJcg5S5Wm— アザラシシーパラダイス【公式】 (@aguhiyori) February 23, 2017