Three, it’s the magic number

Seal pup
Seal pup

GOOD things come in threes, as the saying goes, and that certainly seemed to be the case at Natureland, Skegness, last week.

A trio of newborns made their triumphant arrival to the animal sanctuary in quick succession, much to the delight of staff, visitors and their proud parents.

The first welcome addition to the gang came last Saturday when Victoria, one of the resident seals, gave birth to a male pup after her nine month pregnancy.

Soon after he was suckling from his mother and before long he had made his first venture into the water for a swim.

Less than 24 hours later, staff were celebrating the news of yet another new arrival. when a penguin chick emerged from its shell following 35 days of dedicated incubating from its proud parents Pepsi and Pip.

And just one week after that another chick joined the new arrivals, making three the magic number. Natureland director Duncan Yeadon said: “This is the third penguin chick to be born at Natureland in the last two years but we’ve never had a seal and a penguin born on the same day and to have it followed up with another birth in only a week is just fantastic”.