Injured seal pup learns to swim again

Associated Press
In this Wednesday, March 27, 2013 photo, an 8-month old female harbor seal, known as Pup 49, swims in a pool at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn.  The pup, rescued in July 2012 on a beach in Plymouth, Mass., was taken to Mystic for treatment, where veterinarians amputated one of her two hind flippers to prevent an infection from spreading throughout her body.  (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

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The seal animal rescuers named 'Pup 49' is adjusting to life without one of her two hind flippers after veterinarians at the Mystic Aquarium performed an amputation to prevent a stubborn infection from spreading throughout her body.The harbor seal pup was the victim of a brutal attack by an older seal that left deep wounds all over her body.

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