Prince was rescued on 27th May 2019
Prince, the first rescued common seal pup of 2019 season, was found on 27th May 2019 from Titchwell beach after being abandoned by his mum. He was found at 3 days old but weighing only 6kgs so he is extremely underweight. Common seals are usually born at 10kgs.

He is very feisty though and is being well cared for by the specialist animal care team who are feeding him a special fish soup mixture every three hours to try fatten him up!
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Prince The white fluffy coat you can see should have been shed prior to birth so this tell us Prince was born prematurely.

Luckily he was found and he is in the right place for all the love and care he needs.
Update - 9th June 2019 : Prince is slowly putting on weight and is now 8.08kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo of Prince were taken on 8th June 2019.

Click here to a short video of Prince in the seal hospital.
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Prince Update - 16th July 2019 : Prince is slowly putting on lots of weight, he currently weighs 12.5kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Prince were taken on 14th July 2019 in hospital pen 1.
Update - 30th August 2019 : Prince is currently in the hospital pen with Madonna. He weighs 16kgs.

His flipper tag number is M006 (red).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Prince was taken on 24th August 2019.
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Prince Update - 17th September 2019 : Prince and another seal pup named Madonna were released back into The Wash at Hunstanton today.

Madonna, the smaller of the two seal pups but clearly the bolder, led the way into the choppy waves as Prince looked on. Prince couldn´t just wait while his friend explored the surf, though, and he soon lolloped off gently after her.
Good luck little ones. It is always sad to see these seal pups but the Animal Care team know they have done everything they can to make this return to the wild possible.

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photos of Prince and Madonna being released.

Click here to see a selection of photos on our flickr account.
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