Chapel-St-Leonards (UK), 2 augustus 2017 – Woensdag werd het Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness opgeroepen voor een jonge pup op het strand. En dat bleek een bijzondere pup te zijn.
Last Wednesday, our rescue team was called out to Chapel-St-Leonards to rescue a baby seal found on the beach. Elmo was 2 or 3 weeks old when he was rescued and weighed approximately 10.1kg, he was orphaned, underweight, had wounds to his rear flippers and side of his face, a mouth infection and what was thought to be a severe case of dehydration.
However, the redness of Elmo’s eyes was not caused by dehydration, but a rare condition called albinism. This very rare albino Harbour seal pup lacks pigmentation or colouration, resulting in white hair and pink eyes, and he is certainly just as adorable as the others.
Elmo is only the 8th albino seal pup to be rescued by Natureland in over 50 years!