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LOOK: Plump seal at Osaka aquarium may steal your heart

/ 07:45 PM October 21, 2018

The Japan News/Asia News Network

OSAKA, Japan — A female ringed seal called Yuki at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka is drawing visitors’ attention with her unusually round figure.

Yuki is thought to be 10 years old, is about 1 meter long and weighs about 50 kilograms — average proportions for a ringed seal — according to the aquarium. 

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Nevertheless, she looks especially plump because her head is rather small and she tends to tuck it in while sleeping, the aquarium said. 

The number of visitors to the aquarium has increased since some visitors posted photos of the seal on their Twitter accounts in late September. 

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Visitors can see Yuki having a sleep after she has her meals at 11 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. “We hope visitors can enjoy seeing Yuki look like a manju steamed bun,” said an aquarium employee.

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