|Release Scotty and Ellie?|
As half term is now over with, the Animal Care Team could start planning the next release. All the pups were weighed last week and Scotty and Ellie were getting up to release weight that by the following week they would have put on enough weight. On Friday (27th February 2009) at 6am the Animal Care Team were at the Sanctuary ready to load up these two pups. |
Scotty was first into the trailer and now we just had to find Ellie. After a 10 minute search, she was found and before Ellie was put into the trailer we weighed her. Unfortunately Ellie had not put on a single kilo since last week, so for the time being Ellie would have to stay. As we don't release pups by themselves we had to find one of the other larger pups who was also ready to go. Luckily Emma fitted the bill and after getting her in the trailer we set out for the release site.
The Animal Care Team arrived on the beach a little after 7am (high tide) and dropped the back of the trailer. Emma was first out closely followed by Scotty, and both headed straight for the water.
Record of Seal Pups Returned to the Wild!