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Week-old seal pup nicknamed 'Jon Snow' found abandoned on beach

An orphaned week-old seal pup is being cared for at a wildlife centre after it was found alone and hungry on a beach.

Credit: RSPCA

The seal, named Jon Snow, after the Game of Thrones character was weak and lethargic after being without his mum for three days on Penrhyn Beach in Llandudno.

He was reported to the RSPCA who rescued him later that day and took him to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich.

Jon Snow's favourite thing is to suckle on a towel Credit: RSPCA

He was pretty weak on arrival as he would have been unable to feed himself on the beach. He is now on a fish soup diet and will hopefully soon be putting on weight.

Jon Snow particularly likes suckling on a towel so we are making sure he is never without one in his cubicle. We are hopeful that he will make a full recovery and can be returned to the wild soon but that may be a few months off.

Rehabilitating orphaned seal pups can take up to 4-5 months.

– Lee Stewart, RSPCA
Credit: RSPCA

In August, a common seal pup rescued from Towyn beach in Abergele was also given a Game of Thrones nickname - Theon.

The RSPCA advise if you see a pup whose mother hasn’t returned within 24 hours, to call them.

Never approach seals and keep any dogs well away and on a lead, as they are wild animals and can have a nasty bite.