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Seal's So Happy To Get A Giant Ice Cake For His 31st Birthday

That smile 😍

Meet Yulelogs — an energetic grey seal who will never say no to a snack.
 
Yulelogs spent his early years in a marine park in the north of England, before being released back into the wild. But after so much time in captivity, he had become used to humans doling out the treats.

Yulelogs the rescue seal
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“Three months after his release, Yulelogs was rescued by the RSPCA after concerned members of the public reported that he was chasing people with buckets on the beach as he believed they contained fish,” the Cornish Seal Sanctuary wrote on Facebook.
 
Yulelogs was taken in by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and has lived there happily ever since. In the wild, male grey seals tend to live to be around 25 years old, but recently Yulelogs celebrated his 31st birthday. 

To mark the milestone, the sanctuary gave him a special present: an ice cake filled with fish.

Grey seal gets special ice cake for birthday
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Yulelogs was thrilled — and he wasn’t afraid to show it.

Seal smiles when he gets a cake
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“Yulelogs absolutely loved his birthday cake,” Georgina Shannon, the marketing and media coordinator for the sanctuary, told The Dodo. “It's a great form of enrichment for him also as it requires a bit of thinking on how to get the fish out of the cake!”

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The birthday party not only made Yulelogs happy, but cheered up his carers as well.

“It's been an incredibly tough few months at the sanctuary and for everyone due to COVID-19," Shannon said. "So it was just really nice to have a moment of celebration.” 

To help other seals like Yulelogs get the care they need, you can make a donation to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.