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A seal pup is recovering in the Scottish SPCA's care after being found outside a gym in Stirling.
We were alerted by baffled staff at Active Stirling when the seal was discovered on a grassy area in front of the leisure centre on Monday morning (23 February).
The seal is now being looked after at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire, where staff have named him Peak.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said, "It seems Peak became disorientated and came off the nearby River Forth which is tidal. He may have been caught out by the river level dropping at low tide.
"It must have been a very unusual sight for the people who found him.
"Peak is in good condition, although a little thin. We'll care for him until we are sure he is okay and he has gained some weight.
"Once he is fully fit he will be released back into the wild where he belongs.
"We'd like to thank the staff at Active Stirling for their assistance during this rescue."
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.