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Charlie: The World's Smartest Seal

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Charlie the Seal

Eat your heart out Sea World!

No one had to teach Charlie, the wild seal, that waving to tourist gets him fed.

Charlie's made a name for himself by waving at visitors who come to Howth Harbor in Ireland, where he beckons them to throw him fish, which they purchase by the bucketful nearby.

Photographer Paul Hughes said:

"He seems to have learned how to do this by imitating people. People love it — it gets him noticed and they wave back at him. And at the end of the day he gets to gobble up more fish than the other seals."

He may be a star attraction to people there, but Charlie's buddies are sick of his cheap tricks.

"Sometimes they get quite jealous of his catch and will give him a little bite on the head. But he can just carry on waving without a care in the world."

Hah! So adorbz!

[Image via Fame Pictures.]

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