In the Khasansky district of the Primorsky Territory, the Russians trampled to death a seal cub, which was left on the shore without a mother. Employees of the Seal Rehabilitation Center stated the death of the animal from the stress experienced due to the extreme attention of people, according to the Facebook organizations.
The mother and calf were separated by icebreaker and stormy wind. His mother called him back and even went ashore twice when the crowd dispersed. However, in the evening she swam away, and the cub was taken to a rehabilitation center.
“Seal baby Nellie did not survive the shock that she received as a result of too much human attention on the shore. She died tonight from the physiological effects of stress. Cubs of wild animals are very shy. Stress hormones – adrenaline and cortisol – kill them, ”the center said in a statement.
In addition, the organization posted a video on how to behave in a baby seal. The footage shows how the crowd surrounds the beast, and some even allow dogs to approach it. The cub screams. As writes RIA Novosti with reference to specialists, a seals that have been washed ashore cannot be pushed into the water, they cannot be stroked and placed in a container with water. In this case, it is important to ensure the rest of the animal and send it to a rehabilitation center.