Buster the seal’s amazing survival

AFTER surviving a storm, freezing temperatures and a 200-mile trek, a lucky-to-be-alive seal pup is being backed all the way by kind-hearted youngsters at a Lowestoft primary school.

After being born on the Farne Islands, in Northumberland, on December 4, a day-old baby grey seal survived against all the odds, completing his 200-mile journey down the North Sea as flotsam before being rescued on December 14 by Mik and Jude from the local Seal Rescue.

'The completely exhausted seal, now named Buster, was given a feed of special seal milk and then slept for 48 hours,' the rescurers said. 'Children at Woods Loke Primary School raised funds at their Christmas nativity play, some of which has been used to buy fish for the seals.'

Buster is now being nursed back to health at Winterton Marine Hospital, which is urgent need of volunteers over the festive period, and to see him and other baby seals the hospital will be open on Sunday, January 2 from 10am to 4pm.