Rumba was rescued on 6th May 2018
Rumba is the first 2018 Common Seal Pup. He was rescued on 6th May 2018 weighing only 7kgs.

Common Seals do not usually start having their pups until June so Rumba was very early! Rumba was born prematurely as he still has his white coat, unlike Grey Seals which are born in the winter, Common Seals would normally have shed this white fur before they are born.
Rumba
Rumba Update - 28th May 2018 : Rumba is already progressing well and is eating whole fish with a little help and getting used to spending some time in the water. He still has a long way to go before he can be released back into the wild but the Animal Care Team are hopefull he will continue to do well.

Click here to see larger version this photo and a further one of Rumba taken on 26th May 2018.
Update - 23rd June 2018 : Rumba currently weighs 14.5kgs. He is so cute.

Click here to see larger version this photo of Rumba taken on 17th June 2018.
Rumba

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