Abandoned seal pups rock up at Sea Life Centre
Three seemingly abandoned seal pups have rocked up at Scarborough Sea Life Centre after being rescued all within the space of a week.
Named after rock stars Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and Jethro Tull, all three seal pups are currently undergoing treatment in the Seal Rescue Centre – an onsite seal hospital at the Sea Life Centre.
“Every season we chose a theme for naming any rescued seal pups and when Joni came in as loud as she did, we just knew it had to be rock stars” said Lyndsey Crawford
“She is incredibly vocal and now she is well on the road to recovery, even seems to be enjoying the attention and posing for photographs” she continued
All three seal pups weighed a mere 9kgs each – a shocking 11kgs under the ideal weight for their age.
“We were very concerned about how small they all were when they were rescued which leads us to think that they may have been abandoned before they have learnt to fend for themselves” said Lyndsey.
Jimi was actually rescued from the rocks right outside the Sea Life Centre after a concerned passer-by raised the alarm upon spotting him wedged between some rocks struggling to free himself.
“After a mad dash to rescue him, Jimi is still very poorly. He is incredibly underweight and has an abscess on his nose. He is on a course of antibiotics to fight the infection and hopefully should be feeling better in no time” said Lyndsey
All three seal pups will be released back into the wild when they reach 35kgs and have a strong chance of survival