These adorable rescued ‘royal’ seal pups are making waves in Vancouver (VIDEO)


A pair of adorable newly-rescued seal pups are making waves at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Meet “Meghan Mackerel” and “Prince Herring.” The duo with the royal names were rescued separately in June.

Check out the cuties here in this video shared Monday by the Vancouver Aquarium:

“Meghan Mackerel was found alone on Sidney Island on June 18, near Victoria, with no sign of her mother. She was underweight, had remnants of her umbilical cord still attached, and is still covered in the soft fur of a premature pup (called lanugo),” explains the Aquarium.

Meanwhile, Mackerel’s new pal “Prince Herring,” is also a preemie pup. Prince Herring was “found June 20 in a marsh located inland from Crescent Beach, still attached to his mother’s placenta, also apart from his mother. Herring in particular was in critical condition through the weekend, but his condition is improving,” adds the Aquarium.

Anyone interested in helping out with the cost of rehab and care for the royal couple can contribute via a “symbolic adoption” program. Perks include “pupdates” about how your rescued seal pups are doing.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom