An elephant seal has given birth at one of the most popular beaches in Canterbury and the tiny little pup is already melting the local's hearts.
The pup is just one day old but it's already a local celebrity, and that isn't much solace to mum who's still trying to recover from giving birth.
But if she wanted privacy, she chose the wrong place to show up.
Most people thought the elephant seal was a male when it washed up this week, but that went out the window pretty quickly yesterday.
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