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Rescued Aberdeen black seal pup released back into wild

Liquorice the seal released
Image caption Liquorice was found at Aberdeen Beach in March

A rare jet black seal pup found struggling to survive on Aberdeen Beach has been released back into the wild.

Liquorice, a young male grey seal, was weak and very thin when he was found by a member of the public last month.

The Scottish SPCA rehabilitated Liquorice at its National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross in Clackmannanshire.

A spokesperson said: "He's piled on the pounds and looked stunning as we watched him shimmy into the water."

He then dove under the waves at Silversands at Aberdour in Fife.

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