Do you want to know who is currently staying at the Sealcentre? Twice a year we are extra busy with taking care of the pups. In the summer there are puppies of the harbour seal and in the winter puppies of the grey seal.

Seals are brought in all year round who have been sick or injured. They are treated in the Sealcentre, they can recover, grow strong and healthy and are finally released in their own natural environment. No animal stays permanently at the Sealcentre and therefore no day is the same in Pieterburen! Meet a few of the seals that are now being cared at Sealcentre Pieterburen. Of course there are more and you can visit them, the centre is open daily!

kaartenset 50jaarAdopt a seal and receive a special set of cards as a gift!

From June 1, 2021 you will receive this special set of five A5 postcards as a gift with your adoption. Each card shows a special photo from 50 years of seal rehabilitation and tells a story from one decade. The text on the back of the cards is bilingual: Dutch and English. This set is a one-time edition that will only be available in the anniversary year 2021. Nice for yourself to have but also great to give a loved one as a gift.

Botje

Botje

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7 days
Date found: June 23th 2021  
Location: Groningen
Rescued because: Botje is the Dutch name for Flounder, the fish from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. She lost her mother and couldn't catch her own fish yet. Furthermore, she weighted less than the average birth weight. Will you help Botje in her recovery, so she can return to the Wadden Sea?

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Ariel

Ariel

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7-10 days
Date found: June 24th 2021
Loction: Groningen
Rescued because: Ariel was seen without her mother. To be sure that her mother was still in the picture or not, we came back to her the next day. Ariel was less active and lost weight as well. Will you help Ariel so we can take care of her and she can go back to sea, just like Ariel the Disney Princess?

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Phocahontas

Phocahontas

Species: harbour seal (Latin: Phoca vitulina)
Age upon arrival: ca. 3-4 days
Date found: June 21th 2021
Loction: Noord-Holland
Rescued because: Phocahontas looked healthy the first time we observed her. But the next day we saw that she had a bloody belly button. She may have been attacked by a dog and got chased into the water. Phocahontas was injured and weak. Will you support this Phoca with fish or an adoption?

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Dopey

Dopey

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7 days
Date found: June 20th 2021
Loction: Groningen
Rescued because: Dopey is named after one of the seven dwarfs. But he did not have a fairytale start of his life. He was found in a busy construction site. Dopey also lost weight, which means his mother did not feed him. Without his mother Dopey would not make it. Do you want to help him by donating fish?

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Belle

Belle

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7 days
Date found: June 18th 2021
Loction: Vlieland
Rescued because: Belle was resting near a dike. She was alone and she was very skinny. Belle was observed for a while and her mother was nowhere to be found. She lost weight, which means that she hasn't been fed in a while. Will you support Belle her recovery?

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Jasmine

Jasmine

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7-10 days
Date found: June 17th 2021
Loction: Noord-Holland
Rescued because: Jasmine was found all by herself near a very busy location. There were cyclists, dogs and campers which resulted in a lot of disturbance. Her mother was nowhere to be found. This disturbance can be a reason a mother does not come near her pup. Will you help this little one? 

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7 days
Date found: June 15th 2021
Location: Schiermonnikoog
Rescued because: A very small, skinny seal pup was seen on the beach of Schiermonnikoog. He was so thin that he had clearly not been fed for a while. Rapunzel was taken to the mainland by water taxi that same evening. Fortunately, he is now recovering well at the Sealcentre. Will you help him too?

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Mulan

Mulan

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 7 days
Date found: June 15th 2021
Loction: Pieterburen
Rescued because: Mulan was found near the dike of Pieterburen all by herself. After the observation period we did not see her mother. She lost weight within a day, which means her mother did not feed her. Mulan was way too young to survive on her own. Will you help little Mulan?

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Hercules

Hercules

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 4 days
Date found: June 13th 2021
Loction: Groningen
Rescued because: Hercules was found near a harbour. He was not very active and had a high body temperature. He lost weight within a day, which means his mother did not feed him. In our centre he can recover and maybe, just like the real Hercules, become strong again! Will you help little Hercules?

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Dumbo

Dumbo

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: 7 days
Date found: June 12th 2021
Location: Groningen
Rescued because: Dumbo was disturbed by a person who picked him up. They held him for quite a while. Unfortunately these kind of disturbances can result in mothers abandoning their pup. The chance that Dumbo's mother would come back was very low. It also stresses the pup. Do you want to support him?

Release date: 8th of August

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