The grey seal is the largest seal out of three species which inhabit our coast. Seals are great swimmers – they can spend up to 30 minutes underwater. Males can grow up to the length of 2,5 m and weight 300 kg. Females are smaller. The offspring of these marine animals allow our zoo to participate in the programmes in situ. In 2012 Aron, son of Reja and Elvis, was freed into the Baltic Sea.
Did you know that… the grey seal’s childhood is very short and that the mother suckles her cubs only for three weeks? The seal’s milk contains almost 50% of fat. The pup gains almost 30 kg during this time.
- Conservation status: IUCN Red List- LC (Least Concern)