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Seal pup named 'Edmund' after climbing cliff

Edmund the baby seal. Credit: RSPCA

A seal pup has been rescued after he climbed 60 foot up a steep cliff.

RSPCA Cymru found the pup all alone near Bull Bay, Amlwch in Gwynedd after close to the cliff edge on the coastal path.

The seal, nicknamed Edmund - after Sir Edmund Hillary who climbed Mount Everest - has been transferred to a specialist facility until he is well enough to be released back into the wild.

Edmund is now being looked after at a specialist centre. Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA animal collection officer Will Galvin said: “It isn’t normal behaviour for them to move so far away from the water, so he must have been confused or in distress. He looked quite lost. We were gobsmacked when we saw him there.

“Edmund is very lively so he wasn’t too tired after his massive climb, but he was underweight,” said ACO Galvin.