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National Aquarium caring for third rescued seal named Huckleberry Finn

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 15:45:03-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — The National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue team is now caring for a third rescued seal nicknamed Huckleberry Finn.

Huckleberry Finn, a gray seal, was first seen resting on the shoreline in Assateague State Park on February 26.

The next day, he was spotted again, but his condition had appeared to deteriorate. At that time, in coordination with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Huckleberry Finn was taken to the Aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center (ACRC) for long-term rehabilitation.

The Animal Health and Rescue teams determined Huckleberry Finn was underweight and suffering from infected wounds throughout his body. He was immediately put on a regimen of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications to help in his recovery.

While under the Aquarium’s care, Huckleberry Finn has already shown some promising signs of improvement.