Video posted to YouTube by rrcomactivity.
Gypsy photo courtesy of KarenFayeth.
It would seem that the mothers and babies in the morning are not much different across the species. This reminds me of the morning chatter of human babies and of the dogs and cats we’ve had. And check out the dad. All he wants is his rest … Too funny.
On January 30, 2009 the first baby elephant seal was born at Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is probably the first to be born in Canada, as Southern Vancouver Island has been the location for some time of the most northerly haulout for this marine mammal. Two days later another Elephant seal pup was born in the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on the Middle Island of the Archipelago. You can see this and other images and videos of marine mammals and birds at http://www.racerocks.com This video was done by Adam Harding, a student at Lester B. Pearson College
Southern elephant-seal (Mirounga leonina) male on northern shore of Kerguelen Islands courtesy of B.navez licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Genericlicense.