Meet ringed seals at Ecomare
In addition to grey and harbour seals, you can now also see ringed seals at Ecomare. These seals live in the Arctic region, but they sometime wander into the North Sea. Ringed seals are named after the rings on their fur. Come and admire these beauties.
Ringed seals are small plump animals, which is why they are also referred to as ‘small seals’. In some languages they also call this species a stink seal, thanks to the fact that males in mating season have a very bad breath.
The two ringed seals at Ecomare swim in the basin with the glass windows. During feeding times, the animal caretakers tell more about this particular seal species.