Seal pup birth sparks the cutest Twitter war to date

/ 07:47 PM January 26, 2017
grey_seal_pup_day_2 National Zoo

As of Tuesday, the pup weighs 37 pounds. At three weeks old, it will shed its white fluffy fur to reveal an underlying grey pattern similar to adults. Image: National Zoo

Wars are fought for all kinds of reasons, but never has there been a war on Twitter centered on who has the cutest animal pup, until now.

On January 21, Kara, the 33-year-old gray seal at The Smithsonian National Zoo gave birth to one of the most adorable seal pups in the twitterverse, reports NBC Washington.


The seal pup was indeed so cute, that in fact, a Hampton Roads radio host Sarah Hill tweeted a challenge to the Virginia Aquarium – a challenge the aquarium gladly accepted. What transpired afterwards is an intense volley of tweets about which facility has the cutest animal pups in their care.

challenge accepted

Image: Twitter/@VAAquarium

orangutan baby

Image: Twitter/@NationalZoo

baby turtle

Image: Twitter/@VAAquarium

yawn that the best you can do?

Image: Twitter/@NationalZoo

With all these cute photos, it’s easy to say that everybody won in this war. Twitter seriously needs more of this. Alfred Bayle


TOPICS: cute animals, National Zoo, Sarah Hill, seal pup, Twitter, Virginia Aquarium, zoo
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