Rescued seal to stay in Skegness

A rescued seal which has spent the last eight months at the Natureland sanctuary in Skegness will now stay there permanently. Staff don't want to risk Eve getting stranded again if she is released a long way from her native waters.

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Seal to stay in Lincolnshire to prevent her getting stranded again

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.

– Richard Yeadon, Natureland

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