East Lindsey

First seal pup born at Donna Nook

The first seal pup of the year has been born at Donna Nook this week, signalling a growing annual wildlife tourism boom on the Lincolnshire coast.

It is believed the first pup was born during the evening of Monday, October 22 at Donna Nook, which is located in North Somercotes.

The first seal pup of the year. Photo: Lincs Wildlife Trust

Donna Nook Warden posted on Facebook: “This one is a little further out from the viewing area so an extra part of the dune has been roped off so the pup can be seen from a safe distance.

“Don’t worry, there will be hundreds more in November, so don’t all rush down to see this one!”

Normally every November and December, seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes, which is considered a wildlife haven and attracts visitors from across the UK.

Last year, more than 2,000 seal pups were born at the nature reserve, making it a record year.