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Beach Visitor Spots Purple Shape Under Giant Seal’s Tail, Then Realizes She’s Giving Birth

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Here at LittleThings, we love birth stories. Whether it’s a human or an animal birth, we think they’re all special. There’s nothing more beautiful than watching a mom see her new baby for the very first time.

For weeks, people all over the world watched in awe as April the giraffe labored — and we were all amazed when she finally gave birth to her sweet little boy. I’m not ashamed to admit that I teared up a little watching the moment she finally set eyes on her son.

Similarly, we were all dumbfounded when this hedgehog gave birth to a tiny, purple baby!

Now, I want to invite you to watch yet another incredible animal birth — this time, it’s a grey seal in the United Kingdom.

At a nature reserve in Lincolnshire, visitors noticed a large grey seal struggling on the sand. It was clear she was in serious pain, but she had a look of determination on her face. A visitor watching the grey seal grabbed her camera and started filming.

Just moments later, a tiny white head emerged from the seal. Seconds later (with some significant effort on Mom’s part), a seal pup shot out and landed gracefully on the sand.

Watch the video below to see the new mama get her first look at her little baby, and please SHARE this video if you love animal births!

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