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The best animal photos of February

By: Catie Leary on Feb. 29, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
grey seal

Photo: Carsten Rehder/AFP/Getty Images

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Grey seal peek-a-boo

A young grey seal peaks it head above the slushie-like water inside its enclosure at the Grey Seal Breeding Station on Feb. 9 in Friedrichskoog, Germany.

Grey seals are classified under a number of conservation acts, including the United States Marine Mammal Protection Act and the U.K.'s Conservation of Seals Act 1970, so the species is found in abundance on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean.