Rare black seal pup in rehabilitation

This 2008 Dutch video is about a black harbour seal pup in the seal sanctuary in Pieterburen then.

Translated from RTV Noord in the Netherlands:

Friday, January 23, 2015

The seal sanctuary in Pieterburen on Friday admitted a very special seal pup.

The seal has melanism, which means that it has a completely black fur. The animal was rescued by fishermen.


It is very rare that a seal has melanism. Since the rehabilitation center in Pieterburen started only eight animals with melanism were brought in.

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