Image courtesy of Gilad Rom
When people think of seals they think of round eyes, with long lashes and a cute but dumbfounded expression their face. Well in actuality some breeds of seal are not all peaches & cream, they are actually vicious predators that especially penguins should look out for. They drag their victims into the water and go crazy with their prey. They have attacked humans but only when they've stayed too close. So if you see a leopard seal, get out of there!
Obviously you can still love these animals, in most cases it's us humans being a little silly and getting to close or provoking them. But here is a fair warning that you shouldn't underestimate even the cutest of animals (Slow Loris) and definitely be wary of some secret venom in the elbow...
Ben Church is an Online Journalism Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring www.frontier.ac.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer.aspx?utm_source=TheDodo&utm_medium=gapyearblog&utm_campaign=BlogArticle">gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog "Into the Wild" where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!
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