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Rescued seal pup set to be released back into wild

The injured seal pup was found next to a busy footpath, without its mother. Photo: RSPCA Cymru

An injured seal pup rescued in the Conwy area is set to be released back into the wild early next year.

The pup was discovered on the opposite shore from Conwy town on November 1st.

He was struggling with an eye injury and there was no sign of his mother.

RSPCA inspectors took the pup to the Welsh Mountain Zoo, where he was hand-fed and given antibiotics as part of his rehabilitation.

It's fantastic news that this seal pup is on the mend, after such a tough ordeal - with release now hoped for the first three months of 2017.

The pup was found with a nasty eye injury, and with his mother nowhere to be seen for some time. The pup was also in danger, found next to a busy footpath - but, thankfully, is now well on the road to recovery.

– Mike Pugh, RSPCA inspector