Eve settles in at Natureland

Eve soaks up the sun at Natureland.

Eve soaks up the sun at Natureland.

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THE RARE Icelandic seal, which was rescued recently, is settling in well at a local sanctuary and staff are looking into her long-term future.

As reported, (January 4) the seal, known as Eve, was found washed ashore along Chapel St Leonards beach.

Since her rescue, Natureland staff at Skegness, said Eve had made good progress and been put into a pool with three other rescued seal pups to keep her company.

Despite, some circulating whispers of news to send her back to her native home of Greenland, Natureland say it is ‘too early yet’ to say what the plans are for her release.

“There has been no official appeal released to ask for funding to help send her back at the moment, but it is something we could look into if that is what’s decided.

“It will still be a couple of months before we decided anything, we could send her to Greenland or take her to Scotland and release her to give her a head start. Or we could let her go from Skegness beach but there’s a chance she might get washed ashore again somewhere,” said Duncan Yeadon, director at Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

Eve first visited a German seal sanctuary earlier in the year.