First seal pup born at Donna Nook for 2018

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The first seal pup to be born at Donna Nook National Nature Reserve has made an appearance for 2018.

Every year from October to December, the seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes, which is considered a wildlife haven and attracts visitors from across the UK.

At the moment the pup, born on Monday, October 22, is a little further out from the viewing area so an extra part of the dune has been roped off so the pup can be seen from a safe distance.

It is expected hundreds more pups will be born over the next few weeks, with five more calves making an appearance yesterday (October 23).

A total number of 2,033 pups were born at Donna Nook last year, the first being born on October 13, with 152 pups born by November.

Thousands of visitors are expected to visit the seals over the next few months.