Seal Sanctuary

We didn’t begrudge a penny of our entrance fee as we were there for over two hours, there was so much to see.
When you first go in, there’s a small pool which held three seals. I believe these are currently awaiting release back to the wild and they were quite content to laze around in the water.
Feeding time was at 10.45 so we had a look at the reptile house first (see previous post).

What struck us was how clean the place was and the space for the residents.
The main seal enclosure houses several common and grey seals which cannot be released back into the wild for a variety of reasons. Two are blind, some are too tame, and one simply could not cope on it own having been found several times in poor health and returned to the sanctuary.
Once a seal has been in captivity, it’s ringed so that when released its progress and history are available should it need future care.
Some of these gorgeous creatures have been in serious trouble from pollution, plastics, mites or other animal attacks and have been nursed back to health. They are happy in their surroundings, and a new pup was born on Wednesday, so was just a day old when we saw it. It was not swimming yet, but Mum was close by, and it looked like she was one which was almost blind as her eyes were practically shut.

Here are my pictures. Cue ooos and aaaaahs.
Photos: Lunch is served!

Mum and her One Day old pup

Seal Pup

How you doing down there?
I cropped the above photo for these below

This is the life


Wonderful aren’t they?

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Seal Sanctuary

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw so cute. 😀
    I never even knew there Was a seal sanctuary.

  2. colonialist says:

    I bet that part of the excursion got everyone’s seal of approval!

  3. They are such wonderful creatures! It’s so great to hear about a place helping to rehab them and give a home to those who can’t be rehabbed.

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