Meet the Seals!

Meet the Seals!

There are two species of seals breeding around the shore of the UK; the grey seal and the common or harbour seal.

Our seal enclosure opened in Spring 2005 and is home to our resident common seals. To view our seals in action click the video on the right.

Common seals are found in the more sheltered waters of sea lochs and sandy estuaries. They give birth to a dark coated pup between July and September. The pup is dark coloured as the white coat is shed before it is born.

The pups are fed on milk for about three weeks then, once weaned, they too must fend for themselves. There are thought to be around 40,000 – 45,000 common seals around the British coast.


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