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It’s that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey’s beaches and growing fast. To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat. At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned. Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup

It’s that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey’s beaches and growing fast.  To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat.  At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned. 
Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup

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