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Seals Set For Family Reunion
Leif, the baby
seal who was flown into Scotland from Denmark less than two weeks ago, is set to
be reunited with its mother and older brother today
at St Andrews Aquarium, in Fife.
The 3 month old
harbour seal has been kept in an isolation pool since he arrived to ensure he
fully settled into his new surroundings after the long journey from the Fisheries
and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Nelly, was moved into the main seal pool earlier this week to ease the
transition, reuniting her with her 2 year old son, Togo, who has been at the
Aquarium since July 2011.
of baby Leif to the main pool will be a real family affair bringing together
Leif with his big brother Togo, and mum Nelly for the very first time.
re-introduction of Nelly to Togo has already gone smoothly and, despite having
spent a year apart, signs are positive that the two seals recognised each other
and are interacting well together.
Manager, John Mace commented “When we welcomed Togo to the aquarium last year
we were delighted – visitors loved seeing Laurel, our resident seal, cheer up
after being alone for so long. Now with the arrival of Leif and Nelly we
anticipate that they will all be one big happy family.”