Grey seal pup returned to wild off the shores of Anglesey

A RESCUED seal pup has been returned to the wild off the coast of Anglesey.

The Anglesey Sea Zoo took grey seal Ranger to the shore near its centre near Brynsiencyn on the Menai Strait.

Volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the North Wales Seal Research Organisation and North Wales Wildlife Trust were also on the beach observing Ranger and other seals for several hours afterwards.

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Ranger looked apprehensive before he rejoined. Picture: Anglesey Sea Zoo/Facebook

“Yesterday we released Ranger, the biggest of the two rescued grey seal pups that we currently have here,” an Anglesey Sea Zoo spokesperson said.

“Ranger has been with us for just over a week and during that time he has had treatment for his wounds, had antibiotics for a minor infection and has been very well fed ready for re-release. He is now a strong and healthy juvenile and ready to return to the wild where he belongs.

“It was a wonderful moment to watch Ranger swim out to join the other seals out at sea. Although he did take a little coaxing initially to take to the waves, once he swam off he didn’t look back.

“The blue patches are remaining from the antibiotic spray to treat his wounds and the big red cross on his rump will allow us to keep an eye on his whereabouts for the next few days and observe his behaviour.”

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