Cuteness Overload! Adorable Seal Pups Ready to Return to Greek Waters



Seal pups “Lena” and “Nicole.” Photo credit: P. Dendrinos/MOm

Two adorable seal pups which were rescued by Greek volunteers are now being prepared to return to their natural habitat in the Aegean Sea.

Lena and Nicole are now in the final stretch of completing their rehabilitation, according to an announcement from MOm, The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal.

The two seals enjoying a loving moment together. Credit: P. Dendrinos/MOm

The two furry mammals are almost 4 months old now and weigh 48 and 47.5 kg (106 and 105 pounds) respectively, while the amount of food that each one consumes reaches 3.2 kg (7 pounds) of fish per day.

The MOm organization adds that their release will occur in the very near future, since they will soon exceed the critical weight limit of 50 kg (110 pounds), when they are expected to be able to survive on their own.

Photo credit: P. Dendrinos/MOm

The MOm organization is very active in the protection and promotion of the coastal and marine environment of Greece. It has a special interest in aiding and protecting the Mediterranean monk seal, which is the only seal species living in the Mediterranean Sea and the most endangered seal on the planet.