Aquarium returns rehabilitated seal to the wild
Charlestown, R.I. ― Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Kiwi, a 3-month-old female gray seal, into the wild at Blue Shutters Beach Thursday.
It took some urging to get her out of the crate, and she wandered around for a few minutes, guided by volunteers, before returning to the water.
The seal was found stranded ― severely malnourished and with an infection ― in Nantucket, Mass. when she was 5 weeks old. She was taken to Mystic Aquarium, where she recovered and returned to a healthy weight after receiving veterinary treatment and nutrition.