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Underwater Easter egg-stravaganza for Cornish seals

Photo: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Seals in Cornwall are celebrating Easter in style this weekend.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary have been entertaining their residents with special Easter eggs made out of brightly coloured ice with fish inside them.

The animal care team at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are always trying to think of new enrichment activities for their residents and Easter has provided the team with a perfect opportunity to get their residents joining in with some special activities.

Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The team at the Sanctuary crafted their residents special Easter eggs made out of brightly coloured ice with fish delicacies frozen in their centres. The eggs were placed in the residents enclosures for them to discover.

Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Our residents love receiving additional treats but we also like to keep them engaged and stimulated so this was an ideal opportunity to combine the two.

– Animal care assistant, Natalie Dyer

Not only does enrichment keep their animals happy and healthy, it can also provide important bonding time between the team and the animals, allowing the team to give them the best possible care.

The Easter eggs went down a treat with the residents of the sanctuary, take a look at the seals in action: