Grey seal pup films

Seal pup at South Walney Nature ReservePhoto: North West Evening Mail/Lindsey Dickings

In November 2015, whilst carrying out a seal survey, two of Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Marine Trainees discovered the first ever grey seal pup to be born at South Walney Nature Reserve. Watch film video footage below of the grey seals pups.

Grey seals have been hauling out on the beaches of South Walney Nature Reserve to rest since the 1980s, with numbers growing since that to time to around one hundred.

The grey seals at the nature reserve have always been much older males, and young males and females, all of which have been considered non-breeding. So to discover two seal pups has been very exciting for staff and volunteers here at the Trust. 

With 14,500 members, 600 volunteers and 38 nature reserves open to visitors, we are the only voluntary organisation dedicated solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria. 

Our important and constant work in managing nature reserves would not be possible without the generous support of our members, both through volunteering and financial contributions.

Below is some fantastic film footage of seal pup number 2, taken by Lindsey Dickings of the North West Evening Mail.

Read about the new grey seal arrivals at South Walney Nature Reserve