| Andre Seal|
Andre the Seal (May 16, 1961 – July 1986) was a male harbor seal pup found off the island of Robinson's Rock in Penobscot Bay, United States. The seal was adopted by Harry Goodridge, who was then a tree surgeon and the Harbormaster of Rockport, Maine. Harry raised the pup, hoping the seal would become his scuba diving companion, and expecting that the seal would eventually return to the wild when given the opportunity. Instead, Andre chose to stay with Harry in Rockport until his death in 1986.
The multi-faceted story that developed over the course of their 25-year bond has been well-documented in hundreds of news articles, several books, a 1994 feature film released by Paramount Pictures, and a PBS documentary.
Andre's fame and popularity even resulted in a memorial being built in his honour in Rockport, Maine harbour.
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