Seal Celebrates His 31st Birthday With A Magnificent Ice Cake Filled With Fish

Meet Yulelogs — a very energetic grey seal who never says no to a snack.Yulelogs spent his early years in a marine park in the north of England, before being released back into the wild. But after spending much time in captivity, he became used to humans giving them something to eat.

“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 delightedly ever since. In the wild, male grey seals usually live to be around 25 years old, but recently Yulelogs celebrated his 31st birthday.

To mark the turning point, the sanctuary gave him a special present: an ice cake filled with fish.

Yulelogs was very happy — and he didn’t doubt to show it.

“Yulelogs absolutely loved his birthday cake,” Georgina Shannon, the marketing and media coordinator for the sanctuary, told The Dodo. “It’s a great form of enrichment for him also as it requires a bit of thinking on how to get the fish out of the cake!”

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.”

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