Seals & Seal Pups

What to do if you find a seal pup alone on a beach:

  • Do not assume a lone seal pup is abandoned, pups are often left on or near a beach while their mother hunts.
  • Leave the animal alone and watch from a distance (unless you have sited a dead adult female in the area). Wild animals are easily stressed so stay back and hidden, if possible. Pups can bite so do not attempt to touch them.
  • Before assuming a seal pup is an orphan, please call MARS at 250-337-2021


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