Seals are being taken to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary suffering from broken jaws and other injuries after being battered by waves, according to reports.
The sanctuary told This is The West Country news that it had been inundated by calls to help seal pups since the start of the stormy conditions.
“While the actual number of seal pups we are looking after is on par with other years, the seals that are coming to site are in a lot worse condition, because of the battering waves and high tides," Tamara Cooper, head of animal care, said.
“We’ve had a lot of broken jaws that we haven’t seen in previous years, so a lot more care is needed and a longer rehabilitation time.”
The conditions are also affecting when pups could be released back into their natural habitats.
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