Rescued Grey Seal, Ponyboy, Has Been Released!

Published June 12, 2013

Earlier today, National Aquarium Animal Rescue staff and volunteers released their 99th rehabilitated animal - a grey seal named Ponyboy!

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The release took place on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland and was open to the public!

After coming to our Animal Care Center three months ago with a severe wound to his front flipper and a respiratory infection, Ponyboy was given a clean bill of health last week.

This is the second of three seals that our Animal Rescue team has rehabilitated this season. Another grey seal, is still currently undergoing treatment for a respiratory infection. After being stabilized at the Virginia Aquarium for about a month, he was transferred to the National Aquarium for long-term rehabilitation in late May.

In the coming weeks, our Animal Rescue team is excited to announce that they will be releasing their 100th rehabilitated animal!

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting milestone!

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