This past Saturday, Friends of Pelham Bay Park took over 100 visitors on a seal watching tour and they weren’t disappointed!
Yes, seals do live in The Bronx outside of the zoo and it’s not uncommon to see them swimming off the rocky shores of Orchard Beach or basking in the sun on the rocks.
One particular critter appeared to have gotten left behind from his pod but as you can see, when the tide came in he was able to get back to sea.
More and more wildlife appear to be returning to The Bronx. From beavers and alewife fish in The Bronx River to coyotes in Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay Parks, it’s a testament to the resurgence of the environment and the hard work our Bronxites have done to clean it all up.
Watch the video below shot by Bronxite Debby Deb!