WATCH: A Seal Hangs Out at Orchard Beach

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.

Bronxite Debby Deb caught this great picture of one of the seals!

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.

Wanna take part of more events like this? Follow Loving The Bronx and Friends of Pelham Bay Park for more events!

Watch the video below shot by Bronxite Debby Deb!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.