We understand that you may not know exactly what happens within A Seal. Our goal is to ensure that the seal is helped and then can become an independent part of nature again. This process is divided into several steps:

  • Upon arrival, we immediately begin with the intake procedure. The animal is weighed, body temperature, body weight, and body length are measured, and the animal is thoroughly examined from head to toe.
  • Subsequently, the seal stays in observation for a few days. The transition from life in the wild to a rehabilitation center is a stressful event. Therefore, the seal is closely monitored by the caretakers at this place. It can also take a rest here.
  • During the observation period, the veterinarian diagnoses the condition and then creates a therapy plan.
  • After a few days, the seal can move to quarantine. Here, the seal must recover fully. The animal receives daily medication and, if necessary, wound care. Its diet is gradually built up, starting from tube feeding to solid fish. The seal stays in quarantine for a minimum of 21 days.
  • Is the animal recovered? Then it moves to the indoor pools. Here, it can further strengthen and also eat solid fish.

The seals are weighed once a week. Body weight is an important indicator. Once a seal is eating independently and weighs about 20 kg, it can be moved to the outdoor pools.

This is the phase where the seal needs to gain weight, live in a group, and consider the other animals around them. Gradually, the seal must also start hunting again for its daily portion of fish.

The weight is crucial during this phase for its release back into the sea. Only when a seal is fully healed, eating independently, and weighs approximately 30 kg, it can be released back into the sea.

The following animals are currently staying in our sanctuary. Come and visit them to see how they are being fed and taken care of by our trained seal caretakers.
Click on an image or name to see more information about a seal.