Skip to comments.Rare Albino Seal Found, Hospitalized In Netherlands
Posted on 10/19/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An extremely rare albino seal has been admitted to the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Lenie t Hart (SRRC ) in Holland for treatment of a very serious lung infection. The SRRC is a Dutch veterinary hospital that treats and releases seals that have fallen ill rather than euthanizing them. The SRRC has reportedly only treated 6 such seals in the last 40 years. The last albino seal that was treated at the SRRC was treated there 10 years ago.
The SRRC is a treatment facility for seals and an education center for visitors from around the world. Seals are not bred there or trained for human entertainment but released into the sea as soon as they are well enough to leave. About 200 of the animals are admitted every year.
The albino baby seal will be quarantined and treated at the Dutch facility over the next few months. After that time it will be released back into its natural habitat in the North Sea.
The HAVE one. Jeez.
Well it’s the netherlands so euthanasia is on the table so to speak.
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