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  Cleo the seal heads for home
Updated 23 November 2001, 19.38

Cleo the seal is finally making her way home after getting so lost she ended up 3,000 miles from home.

Hooded seals like Cleo are usually found splashing around in Arctic waters but somehow, and no one knows quite how, she turned up in Spain!

At eight months old she's travelled further than most of her friends will in a lifetime.

Search for food

She might have strayed too far when she was searching for food. A seal sanctuary fed her up as she was a bit skinny.

Animal experts are keen to get her back where she belongs, so her journey home looks like this:

  • A lift to London with a friendly airline

  • A van ride to Cornwall

  • To Scotland, by road or rail

  • A boat at Wick to the Arctic to finally catch up with her mates

    Bon voyage, Cleo!


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