For now she is named "Pup 49" and lives, plays and feeds at Mystic Aquarium where she is recovering from an amputated left hind flipper. Pup 49 is about 8 months old and was rescued last July by the New England Aquarium after a brutal attack by an older seal left deep wounds all over her body. She's not a trained seal and will not be released to the wild. Veterinarians amputated one of her two hind flippers to prevent a stubborn infection from spreading throughout her body.
Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant
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