Sally, Resident Common Seal
Sally, Harbour/Common Seal (Phoca Vitulina), was born in captivity in 1988 at another seal rescue centre.

The time of her birth coincided with a outbreak of the Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV) and as a result she could not be released into the wild due to the risk of her catching the fatal virus.
By the time the viral outbreak had been contained, Sally had become too tame and used to humans to be safely released into the wild and, unfortunately, the rescue centre was unable to provide permanent care for her.

Sally ended up in the hands of an animal dealer who sadly did not care for her properly resulting in her becoming partially sighted due to a serious eye problem. Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary were able to rescue Sally and provide her with a safe refuge and proper care at the Sanctuary, where she has lived happily ever since.
Sally In 2018 Sally celebrates 30 years, the oldest seal at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

She is now completely blind but it doesn´t stop her during feeding time as Sally knows where her fish are!

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