Buddy (The Elf) was rescued on 11th February 2016
Buddy, a grey seal pup, was rescued from Mundesley beach on 11th February 2016 after being found hauled out by volunteer seal rescuer Stephanie. The pup was very lethargic and looking a little worse for wear.

When the Animal Care Team checked her over they found she had lots of bite wounds and abscesses on her face and flippers and at only 15kgs she is only a fraction of the weight she should be.
Buddy With lots of attention from the Animal Care Team, hopefully the pup will make a full recovery and be returned to the wild later this year.

Update - 28th February 2016 : Photo above and left of Buddy were taken on 27th February 2016, in the hospital´s pen No. 2.

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Update - 12th April 2016 : This photo of Buddy in the outside seal pool was taken on 10th April 2016. She currently weighs 45kgs.

Buddy´s flipper tag number is 168 (blue).

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Buddy - 10th April 2016
Seal Release - 11th April 2016 Buddy along with Dasher, Princess Peach, Prancer, Comet and Dancer have been rehabilitated over the last few months and were released at Snettisham beach back into the sea where they belong on 11th April 2016.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the release of the seal pups via flickr.

Each pup can cost up to £5,000 to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to adopt a pup or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, please Click here
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