Seven lucky pups ready for wild

One of the seal pups contemplating going back to the wild.
One of the seal pups contemplating going back to the wild.

Seven of this year’s rescued harbour seals are going from strength to strength at Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

The pups, all born this summer out on the sandbanks in the Wash were all found abandoned during July and August.

After some intensive tender love and care and in the Seal Hospital, director Richard Yeadon hopes that the septet of seals will soon be ready to be released back to the wild.

He said “All of the pups were in a very bad way, weak, dehydrated and badly underweight. They rely on their mother’s milk for the first three to four weeks of their lives so getting separated during this time means certain death from starvation or dehydration. Fortunately these were found in the nick of time and after some uncertain days in our Seal Hospital are now responding really well and are piling on the weight nicely. Only another few pounds to go and some of these guys can be released back to the wild.”