Bianca was rescued on 9th February 2014
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Porthgwarra in St Ives

Age at Rescue : 10 weeks old

Reason for Rescue : The pup was found to have an ulcerated right eye and wounds to flipper and chin. Pup was very snotty!

The pup was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and transported to the Seal Sanctuary for treatment.
Bianca Upon arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, she was put into isolation pen where a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the Animal Care Team. The pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring, also had drops in eye, her wounds were cleaned. The pup was named Bianca.

Update - 24th February 2014 : Photos above and left of Bianca were taken on 22nd February 2014 in the hospital´s pen No. 4. She currently weighs 21kgs. Click here to see a larger photo of this.
Update - 14th April 2014 : Bianca is now in the outside pools for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other seal pups during feeding time.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Bianca taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Bianca´s flipper tag number is 53 (orange).
Seal Release on 23rd May 2014 Update - 24th May 2014 : Bianca along with Callisto, Oberon and Rocket were released back into the wild on 23rd May 2014 at Gunwalloe.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Update - 19th November 2014 : Birgitta Büche and Edward Stubbings, Skomer Wardens, contacted Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group with a photo of a seal with orange tag number 53. Sue in turn emailed Tamara at the Seal Sanctuary who was delighted to confirm that tag number is indeed Bianca.

Photo right of Bianca was taken by Edward Stubbings on 9th November 2014.

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Photo of Bianca taken by Edward Stubbings

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release,
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The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.