00:11 GMT04 August 2020
Listen Live
    Videoclub

    This is Kroshik, a Very Socialized Seal Cub Who Loves His New Pool

    Videoclub
    Get short URL
    0 104
    Subscribe

    Rescued by specialists from the Rehabilitation Center for Marine Mammals, not far from St. Petersburg, Kroshik (which means “baby”) has moved to a pool for the winter, and seems to enjoy it a lot!

    In March 2016, Kroshik the Baikal seal, or nerpa, was found exhausted near Lake Ladoga and taken to the center for rehabilitation. It was the youngest "patient" the center had ever kept. The rescuers tried to release Kroshik into the wild in August, but the pup refused to swim away from them. So, the zoologists decided to keep it for at least another year. Kroshik is like a dog with flippers; it is a very socialized cub, which likes to watch and follow people. The little seal is either too clever or to lazy — it doesn't catch fish itself and prefers to get food from people's hands. So the center specialists are teaching it to eat fish from the water like a grown-up.

    Related:

    Shark Vs Seal Beach Fight (GRAPHIC)
    Kamchatka Residents Save Seal Pup From Pack of Hungry Stray Dogs
    Sea Saviors: Iranian Activists Rescue and Release Rare Caspian Seal (PHOTOS)
    Tags:
    video, animal, Marine Mammals, seal, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion

    More videos

    • Grown-Up Husky Tries to Bathe in Sink Like Puppy
      Last update: 20:51 GMT 03.08.2020
      20:51 GMT 03.08.2020

      Grown-Up Husky Tries to Bathe in Sink Like Puppy

      Some people exhibit childlike behavior. But so do our pets, as a hilarious snow dog in Russia demonstrated over the weekend.

    • Our seals are stupid and I love them
      Last update: 16:00 GMT 03.08.2020
      16:00 GMT 03.08.2020

      Fool at the Pool: Goofy Seal Pup Doesn't Like Swimming

      Many people have seen dogs playing near swimming pools while trying not to get wet, but it seems that seals can also be very picky and prefer to lie near the water, refusing to swim.

    • Fawn in love with mr.doggo
      Last update: 11:00 GMT 03.08.2020
      11:00 GMT 03.08.2020

      Kiss Cam: French Bulldog Shows Baby Fawn His Love

      One of the world's most popular small-dog breeds, the French bulldog, is considered to be a playful, alert, versatile and affectionate dog. These dogs get on well with other animals and enjoy making new friends of the human variety, which makes them the best companions.

    • dogs
      Last update: 04:30 GMT 03.08.2020
      04:30 GMT 03.08.2020

      We See, We Run, We Jump: Golden Retrievers Master Their Dock Diving Skills

      Did you know there is such a thing as dog sport? Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into the water.