Check out these adorable photos of Penny, a female harbor seal pup now just a few days more than a week old, that was rescued by Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation staffers last Saturday on Atlantic Beach in Nassau County.
She was found with her umbilical cord still attached.
Rescue program supervisor Julika Wocial said the pup is being given formula and electrolytes through a tube, and it’s hoped she’ll soon be fed a fish gruel.
Robert DiGiovanni Jr., the foundation’s executive director/senior biologist, said staffers are trying not to coddle Penny, to keep her wild, while giving her the right amount of care and nutrition.
It will be decided in about two months whether to release her to the wild.