Each season starts with the first Common seal of the summer pupping season, and marks a new letter prefix for our ID system, as well as a new naming theme. Pictured here is ‘Moss’ (ID number J-001), who was the first of our Botanical season names, and the first seal for season ‘J’. He was rescued as a tiny premature orphan on 19th of June 2019, and was returned strong and healthy to the wild after three months in SRI’s care.
Most sick, injured and orphaned seal pups rescued by SRI spend 3-4 months in care before becoming fit and competitive enough for release. Although there are no permanently captive seals, the long and staggered pupping seasons means we have seal patients to care for year around at our hospital.
If you would like to support one of our current pups in care, ADOPT a seal below!
Currently available for adoption:
- Scribbly Gum
Goat Island, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, 10/01/20, Male
Banostrand, Blackhall, Co. Wexford, 23/02/2020, Male
North beach, Courtown, Co. Wexford, 19/02/2020, Female
- Prickly Pear
Carne beach, Co. Wexford, 22/02/2020, Male
Please Note- Not all seals in care are currently available for adoption as they are in various stages of care.