from WWF NZ

NZ fur seal / Arctocephalus forsteri / mīmiha

A young seal pup named Puri was found on the beach with a plastic fishing net wrapped around his neck. It was coiled so tightly that it left a deep, infected wound.

Puri was near death when a lifeguard carried him to a wildlife rescue centre. The net was removed, he was given painkillers and antibiotics, and his long recovery process began.The sweet pup must have been terrified. And in so much pain. But as heart-breaking as Puri’s story is, he is one of the lucky ones.

Every year, hidden beneath the oceans across the world, thousands of marine animals are being trapped and killed by plastic pollution.

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