Snow white seal pup rescued from Dutch roadway

Seal pup Tio rescued from a road in Den Helder, 25 Dec 2016
Seal pup Tio rescued from a road in Den Helder, 25 Dec 2016. Photo: Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen / Facebook

Seal center Pieterburen rescued a snow white baby seal pup from a road in Den Helder on Christmas Day, the center announced on Facebook.

According to Pieterburen, the seal was separated from its mother. Curious bystanders scared the pup onto the road. In consultation with the local volunteer, it was decided that Pieterburen would take the pup in.

The baby seal was named Tio, after a Catalan Christmas tradition. According to a Tio is a hollowed out log with a friendly face. Catalan kids Tio a little bit to "eat" every night from December 8th until Christmas and covers it with a blanket so that it will not be cold. If they take good care of the Tio, it will poop small presents on Christmas day.

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