The National Seal Sanctuary
|Last year, over 40 Grey Seal pups were rescued from near certain death and brought to the Sanctuary, where they were cared for until they were fit to be released back into the wild.|
Seal pups can usually be seen being cared for in our fully equipped hospital between the months of September and February.
The story of Seal rescue and release begins in our audio visual interpretation area, and continues throughout our Seal hospital,
where much of our valuable rehabilitation work takes place. This specially equipped facility is staffed by a dedicated team of experts,
who provide round the
clock care and attention to the many sick and injured Seal pups which arrive
|When the Pups are admitted to the hospital, they are tube or
bottle fed, and then slowly taught to eat
small whole fish. Here is a pup, in one of the pools in the hospital.
When the pups are eating and putting on weight they are moved to the Nursery pools where they will meet other pups
and start to learn to fight for their food. This learning cycle continues in the Convalescence pool
where they have to compete with Adult Seals as well as other pups, obtaining the skills necessary to ensure their survival
when they are finally returned to the sea.
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