Mammals Monday!

Happy New Year! This week’s featured mammal from the Mammals of North America App is the Harp Seal, a super-social mammal found in eastern Canada. Harp seals are an endangered species, with population numbers dwindling due to hunting and disease. Check out this video from the Humane Society about the life of a baby seal, and the problems facing this species:

Fun fact: the harp seal’s scientific name, Pagophilus groenlandicus, means “ice-lover from Greenland.”

Previous Mammals Monday posts:

the black bear

the chipmunk

the blue whale

the reindeer