Three harbour seals live in the innermost of the two basins at Fjord&Bælt.
They came from other zoos and aquariums during 2001. The three seals are called Naja, Tulle and Svante.
They receive the same training as the porpoises. We aim to be able to include the seals in our research work. They have already made much progress and have learnt a number of important exercises during their training at Fjord&Bælt.
Svante was born in Acquario di Genoa in Italy in 1999.
Svante is our only male seal — and our only Italian-born seal. Svantes parents, however, had come to Genoa from The Fishery and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, Denmark, so Svante has some West Jutlandish blood in his veins.
He came to Fjord&Bælt in October 2001.
Tulle was born at the North Sea Museum in Hirtshals, Denmark in 2000 and arrived at Fjord&Bælt in April 2001.
Tulle played one of the leading parts in the Danish TV series "Luffer og Gæller" ("Flippers and Gills"), so she is already a TV star in Denmark.
Naja was born in Odense Zoo in 2000 and arrived at Fjord&Bælt in March 2001.
She is the youngest of our seals.