BAILEY - Rescued on 3rd January 2006


Bailey was rescued by the BDMLR from Portgwidden on the 3rd of January 2006. He was around 6 weeks old and weighed 18kilos. He had an ulcer to his eye and puncture wounds to his flippers.

Bailey has been given eye drops and antibiotics. He is being force fed fish with fish tails being left in his pen.
Update: Photo was taken of Bailey on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.

Bailey´s flipper (light green) tag number is 29.
Photo of Bailey was taken on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.  Bailey's flipper (light green) tag number is 29.
Update: 16th May 2006 - Bailey, along with Ghost, Tanglefoot and Skiff, were released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 16th of May 2006. All four seals were happy to get into the cage and then into the trailer. When the Animal Care Team arrived at the beach, Ghost was first out like a good girl, and the others soon followed suit. All started to play in the surf; body boarding on the waves that were coming in, but soon this was left behind to explore the wide open seas. Click on this link to see photos of their release back into the wild.

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