New Zealand quake-generation seal pups thrive one year on

NewsflarePublished: November 22, 2017
Published: November 22, 2017

Video of the first generation of seal pups born after the huge earthquake that destroyed most of their colony in Kaikoura, New Zealand.

In the video, filmed on November 2, the delightful seal pups can be seen jumping into a rock pool, swimming on their backs in the water, scratching their chins and eyeing up the camera.

The filmer writes: "The population has survived with the help of conservation staff and a dedicated seal team that keeps them safe from the surrounding rebuild of the state highway and rail."

According to a local reports, more than 100 seals have died since the 7.8-magnitude quake.

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