ARIAL - Rescued on 28th December 2006

Arial in the isolation pen on 30th December 2006On Thursday 28th of December 2006 the Seal Sanctuary received a call from a member of the public about a pup on a beach at Porthcurno that had some netting around it's neck. Tamara again working that day headed out with a cage and rescue kit to find the pup. She arrived at the beach and found the pup and did a quick assessment before cutting the netting off the pup and giving it fluids.
Tamara decided to bring the pup back to Gweek, and when the pup arrived, it was put into isolation pen 2. A full clinical assessment revealed that the netting was quite deep and was cleaned and treated and also had a few punctures wounds to it's body. The pup weighed 19 kilos and around 10 weeks old and was another little girl, she has been named Arial. Arial in the isolation pen on 30th December 2006
Hospital Update: 12th January 2007 - Arial has had to have a change of antibiotics as her health was not improving, since the change of medication, she is doing really well, her wounds have healed and she is now having her pen filled with water on a daily basis.
Update: 26th January 2007 - Arial has now been moved outside to join the common seals (Flotsam, Jetsam and Little Ed).
Arial in the common pool - photo was taken on 3rd February 2007 Update: 7th February 2007 - These photos of Arial were taken on Saturday 3rd of February 2007 in the common seals pool. Arial's orange flipper tag number is 32.

Hospital Update: 9th February 2007 - Arial has now been moved from the common seal pool into the convalescence pool.
Arial in the common seals pool - 3rd February 2007
Update: 24th April 2007 - On Friday 20th of April 2007 at 7am Ariel along with Nemo, Spongebob, Tigger, Bambi and Belle were loaded up into the trailer for their release back into the wild, and we headed out to Gwithian. We arrived after a very bumpy journey (seals getting excited about the sea air) to find the water flat and calm. As soon as the trailer door was down, all six were off, with Ariel leading the way, two stayed around for about 10 minutes before finally disappearing around the coast.All in the trailer

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