Live Updates: Lily’s Release

Get live updates as our Animal Rescue team releases their 150th animal! 

Published June 09, 2015

seal

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10:30 AM, EST

Lily has successfully made her way back into the ocean!


10:00 AM, EST

It's almost time! Staff and volunteers are on either side of Lily to help guide her safely into the water.


9:30 AM, EST


8:00 AM, EST

Our Animal Rescue team was up at 4am getting Lily ready for transport to her release site at Assateague State Park!


Lily is snug in her transport crate, and we're on the way to the release beach!

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7:30 AM, EST

Today our Animal Rescue team is releasing their 150th animal, a grey seal pup named Lily!

lily the seal

We’ll be adding live updates from Lily’s release to this blog post so be sure to check back throughout the morning!

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