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BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 01: a Seal swims in the sun during the 175th anniversary at the Berlin Zoo on August 1, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin Zoological Garden was founded in 1844 and is the first Zoo built in Germany by zoologists Alexander von Humboldt and Martin Lichtenstein. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)

Meet Pippi Longstocking!

A grey seal pup was stranded along the Indian River Inlet over the weekend. The National Aquarium Animal Rescue admitted the pup and named her Pippi Longstocking! Preliminary tests and exams reveal that Pippi was dehydrated, malnourished and suffering from a swollen front flipper. Pippi also has some wounds around her neck. She’s receiving fluids, anti-inflammatory meds, and antibiotics. The team estimates that she is about one month old because she still has baby fur (called lanugo). Lanugo typically sheds at about three to four weeks of age. When Pippi Longstocking is fully recovered, she will be released back into the ocean. If you’re interested in learning more about the seal rescue process and seals like pippi, check out the National Aquarium’s blog!