Animal Rescue Update: Our 150th Release!

We’re happy to report that our grey seal patient, Lily, is ready for release!

Published June 02, 2015

grey seal

Lily was first admitted to our facility on Easter, suffering from a broken jaw. Our Animal Health team has been closely monitoring Lily’s progress, and is happy to report that Lily’s jaw has healed without surgical intervention!

Lily has been enjoying a daily mixed diet of herring and capelin. Our team has been working hard to provide Lily with an assortment of foraging activities to help sharpen her natural hunting skills. Since being admitted seven weeks ago, Lily has gained more than 12 pounds!

grey seal

Our Animal Health team has medically cleared Lily for release, and we’re excited to be able to share her release with the public. Lily’s release will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Assateague State Park in Worcester County. 

Those interested in joining us for the release should park in the Day Use Parking Lot (normal fees may apply), cross the boardwalk to the beach and then walk south to the marked release site. 

While every release is a reason to celebrate, Lily’s release is our team’s 150th!

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