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Back in July a baby was abandoned and malnourished when a group of cows found her in the mud. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Back in July a baby seal was abandoned and malnourished when a group of cows found her in the mud. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary


The Inertia

Who said there was beef between land animals and sea critters? Not these two species. Back in July, a baby seal mysteriously found herself abandoned and stuck in the mud in the UK’s Frampton Marsh nature reserve. Luckily the motherless pup was rescued, but it wasn’t without a group of helpful heifers.

A crowd of about 30 curious cows were sniffing the stranded seal when a nearby birdwatcher noticed the unusual grouping. He used his trusty binoculars and saw what the cows were staring at. Soon rescuers were at the seen and they took in the seal – which they named Celebration – and began rehabilitating her back to health.

Rescuers picked up the pup, took her in, and named her Celebration. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Rescuers picked up the pup, took her in, and named her Celebration. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Celebration found a home at Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary where she’s been for the last few months. She soon returned to her natural weight and even made a friend who was brought in around the same time named Charlie. The two really hit it off.

Celebration and her new friend Charlie before they were released back into the wild. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Celebration and her new friend Charlie before they were released back into the wild. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

But finally, it was time for Celebration and Charlie to make their triumphant return to the sea. On Tuesday both seals were brought to the seashore where they waddled their way into the sea.

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Celebration made her triumphant return to the sea on Tuesday, all thanks to some curious cows. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Celebration made her triumphant return to the sea on Tuesday, all thanks to some curious cows. Photo: Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but cow curiosity saved the seal.

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