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    An Atlantic grey seal pup lies on the beach in a portion of the Heligoland archipelago in Germany on Dec. 16. A local environmental organization claims a record number of pups are being born this season, with 325 recorded as of Dec. 15. Heligoland lies approximately 43.5 miles off the German coast in the North Sea.

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    This Atlantic grey seal pup is only a few days old!

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    A male Atlantic grey seal licks a paw while lounging on the beach on Dec. 16.

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    Atlantic grey seal mother and pup snuggle on the beach on Dec. 16.

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    This photo taken at the Mulhouse zoo in France shows Oscar, a dwarf crocodile, wading in water on Dec.12. The cub was born on Nov.19.

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    This picture shows a mother whale and her calf feeding on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand.

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    A roe deer runs in a field near the village of Karpovichi, Belarus, on Dec. 14.

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    Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, grazes in his paddock 5 at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County on Dec. It's home to the planet's last-three northern white rhinoceros.

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