Baby seals can swim since birth, are born already with the sleek sealskin of adult animals and are independent after approximately 2 months.
Arms and legs have evolved into fins.
Newborns now and then lose the contact to the mother - often even for a short time only. If so, they scream heartbreakingly, this has given them this name.
Did you know that...
... seals can swim up to 35 km/h fast and can dive 200 metres deep,
... they can perfectly orient themselves in the water with their sensitive whiskers
... and that the layer of fat, which serves as energy reserve and insulation layer, is called blubber?