Introducing Yulelogs, a vivacious grey seal that will never turn down a nibble.
Before being put back into the wild, Yulelogs spent his early years at a marine park in the north of England. But after spending so much time in jail, he had grown accustomed to receiving sweets from others.
“Three months after his release, Yulelogs was rescued by the RSPCA after concerned members of the public reported that he was chasing people with buckets on the beach as he believed they contained fish,” the Cornish Seal Sanctuary wrote on Facebook.
Yulelogs was taken in by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and has lived there happily ever since. In the wild, male grey seals tend to live to be around 25 years old, but recently Yulelogs celebrated his 31st birthday.
To mark the milestone, the sanctuary gave him a special present: an ice cake filled with fish.
Yulelogs was overjoyed, and he didn’t hesitate to express it.
Yulelogs adored his birthday cake, according to Georgina Shannon, the sanctuary’s marketing and media coordinator, who spoke to The Dodo. “Getting the fish out of the cake involves some thought, so it’s a terrific sort of enrichment for him too!”
The birthday party not only made Yulelogs happy, but cheered up his carers as well.
“It’s been an incredibly tough few months at the sanctuary and for everyone due to COVID-19,” Shannon said. “So it was just really nice to have a moment of celebration.”