Guernsey

Guernsey's 'thinnest' rescue seal ready for release

Temperance the grey seal Image copyright GSPCA
Image caption Temperance is now healthy, fat and fast enough to be released into the wild within the next few weeks

The thinnest grey seal ever rescued by Guernsey's animal charity is set to be released back into the wild.

Temperance was injured and severely malnourished when he was rescued by the GSPCA in November.

The seal has now tripled his weight and is eating more than 20 fish a day.

"From just 11kg (24lb) last November to the healthy and nearly-fat-enough animal to be released, really warms the heart of all the team at the GSPCA," manager Steve Byrne said.

The charity said it was "overjoyed" Temperance, who has also turned into the fastest swimming seal it has had, could be released in the next few weeks.

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