Staff at Natureland say the decision to keep Eve the hooded seal there permanently was a difficult one, but one which they believe will be in her best interests to prevent her from getting stranded again.
We have consulted other experts in wildlife rescue and animal welfare, including one of the top vets in the country. We heard about one hooded seal that was released off the north of Scotland, which was one idea we had for Eve. A few months later it turned up in Spain drastically underweight. She seems very chilled out in the resident seal pool, enjoying five meals of the best quality herrings a day! I'm sure we have made the right decision for her.
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