"You never know where these adventurous animals might pop up," New Zealand's conservation department said.
Radio 4's Today programme host joked that it was "living its best life".
Figures released by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have revealed 138 new harbour and grey seal pups have been born in the Thames Estuary suggesting the once ‘biologically dead’ river is now healthy once again.
The University of Saint Andrews has been training seals to mimic human speech and songs. Seals Zola, Gandalf and Janice have been exercising their vocal chords for the study, which researchers hope can be used to study speech disorders in humans.
Around 40 seals are stuck in the town of Roddickton-Bide Arm, Newfoundland, after becoming stranded by waterways which froze over, blocking their path back to the ocean.
You have to seal this to believe it…