Neighbourhood bands together to guide stranded Elephant seal back to sea in Chile

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    A massive Elephant seal was spotted roaming the residential neighbourhood in Puerto Cisne, Chile, generating confusion among residents as the animals rarely cross paths with humans. A group of neighbours carried out an operation to help the seal return to sea, which they finally achieved with the help of Carabineros and Navy personnel. Once the animal flopped back into its natural habitat, cheers erupted from the rescuers. Sightings of elephant seals as well as penguins are natural events in the region during this time of year, said Nicolas Leiva, Head of the Environmental Management Department of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service, although they have noticed an increase in these sightings in the area. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews

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    Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.

    Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

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