A seal that took up residence in Sydney Opera House has returned a year later with a little seal pup.
And yes, the pup takes after mum when it comes to adorable sun-baking displays and a propensity to nap in the middle of the day.
— Lawrence Champness (@champy) July 14, 2016
The Sydney Seal first caught people's attention in 2014 when she spent a few days soaking up the sun and gathering adoring fans.
She even started Tweeting.
Breaking from the sea I stretched and reached for the concrete Harbour. Always stretching, always reaching. I luxuriate obsessively.— Sydney Seal (@SassySydneySeal) January 13, 2015
Twirling, swimming and posing for the incessant beast that is your peasant technology; know that this is the burden I carry.— Sydney Seal (@SassySydneySeal) January 13, 2015
Today's exciting news is that the Sydney Seal has brought along its adorable little pup to bathe in the beautiful sunshine at the usual spot at the Sydney Opera House today! Fantastic news that seals are breeding in Sydney Harbour again. Photo by @luke_and_the_shihtzu #sydneyseal #instagood #creaturesofsydney #sydneywildlife #snapsydney #sydney #l4l #love #igerssydney #ilovesydney #sealife
Of course, there's a chance that it's actually multiple seals choosing the Opera House steps to rest, but that's not what @SassySydneySeal says on Twitter.
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*waves* I'm back!— Sydney Seal (@SassySydneySeal) February 25, 2015