Koko, Mutley and Simba were released back into the wild on 22nd of December 2006. It was an early start on Friday morning as the Animal Care Team were all in between 6.00 and 6.30am to weigh and put them in the trailer. This took a bit of time as they had to try and find these three in the morning light. Finally at about 7.20am the seals were all in the trailer and everyone headed off to Church Cove.
All three came out together with Simba just a little bit ahead of the other two. As soon as their flippers touched the water they headed straight back up the beach (maybe the water was too cold!), but with a little encouragement from the Animal Care Team, they headed out in to the big ocean, and as everyone left they were all having great fun exploring.