Odds are, you’re either a dog person or a cat person. A lot of people don’t like to admit that cats and dogs are alike, but these lovable fur balls are actually quite similar. They both have four legs, whiskers, a tail, and are masters at destroying your board game.
Cats are not the only animal that share a lot in common with dogs, though. Believe it or not, seals and dogs share a lot of the same characteristics too. Both animals are considered caniforms - meaning “doglike.” Caniformia is a suborder of Carnivora, a diverse order of placental mammals. Badgers, red pandas, weasels, and bears also fall under this classification. Much like dogs, seals walk on all fours and have whiskers and a tails. Newborn seals are even referred to as “pups.” Just take a good look at a seal, and you’ll see why people refer to them as the dogs of the sea. They’re practically twins!
It might be hard to see the resemblance at the zoo, but check out these 15 side-by-side comparisons.
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