Humans aren’t the only ones who deserve cake on our birthdays!

Yulelogs, a gray seal, has had a roller coaster of a life, but he now lives in comfort and safety at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Yulelogs recently celebrated his 31st birthday and is an old man by his species’ standards, but he still plays and splashes around just like a youngster!

To mark the special occasion, Yulelogs was given a delicious treat: a “birthday cake” made from ice and fish! Sure, it’s not a dessert most humans would hope to receive, but that’s fine — more for Yulelogs!

The Sanctuary shared some adorable photos of this special seal enjoying his birthday treat along with the story of how Yulelogs came to live with them:

“Wishing our gorgeous boy Yulelogs a very happy 31st birthday today! The team have spoilt him with an amazing ice fish cake which as you can see he very much enjoyed!

Yulelogs is a firm favourite with both our team and guests. He was originally rescued in 1989 by a marine park in the north of England, when the park closed down Yulelogs was released back into the wild. However as he had spent such a long time in captivity, he had no idea how to feed himself and had become too used to humans.

“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.

“When he was rescued, he weightled only 60kg as opposed to the stand 250kg. It was apparent he needed care so the RSPCA asked if the Sanctuary could provide him with a permanent home and the rest is history!

He is a very energetic and enthusiastic seal, especially when it comes to his husbandry training and environmental enrichment. If you’d like to learn more about Yulelogs and support his care, you can purchase one of our adoption packs!”

We’re glad this happy seal had a very happy birthday! Here’s to many more!


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