This little orange seal has been ostracized by his fellows for being ginger. Also, unfortunately, he is almost blind.
He was found waiting for his mother under a log on Tyuleniy Island in Russia. He was picked up and taken by staff at a dolphinarium to keep him from anymore emotional stress.
Good news though, the seal is doing much better. Now named Nafanya - after a lookalike Soviet cartoon character - the seal was given VIP treatment and has now moved into a plush new home at the country's leading aquarium.
A baby dolphin with its umbilical cord still attached was found beached near Montevideo city, Uruguay. Luckily, a rescue organization got involved and and nursed the little guy back to health.
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From photographer Amy Sly:
"Amid the crowds of protestors and media in Zuccotti Park, this little guy was just hanging out on Danielle's shoulder. She found the squirrel a few months ago under a tree near her house after a heavy storm. Its legs were broken and a veterinarian told her it likely wouldn't recover. Instead of putting the squirrel down, Danielle adopted it and nursed it back to health. Now they go everywhere together. The squirrel's name is Hazelnut, she likes peanut butter, and her leash is made of braided hemp."
A little girl saves a baby lamb from a farm near the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur in Iceland. People living next to the glacier where the Grimsvotn volcano burst into life were most affected. Ash shut out daylight and smothered buildings and vehicles.