Seals at Horsey

Norfolk is well known for its grey seal population. This year has seen a record number of seal pups born at Horsey, over a thousand. It is spectacular to be able to view so many at any one time.

Seal pup
Soon after the seal pups are born the cows are ready to be impregnated again. They become very protective of their pups and try to keep the bulls at bay. The bulls can be very aggressive and it is not unusual for them to harm or even kill a pup during mating.

Affectionate male