Biffy Clyro was rescued on 20th April 2013
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Perranporth

Age at Rescue : approx. 6 months

Weight at Rescue : 30kgs

Reason for Rescue : Pup was found to be very lethargic.

Photo right was taken by Paul Riley from
Head & Head, the local Veterinary Surgery.
Tamara checking Biffy Clyro - photo taken by Paul Riley of Head and Head Vets
Photo of Biffy Clyro was taken on 27th April 2013 Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, a clinical assessment was carried out on the pup by members of the animal care team and put under a heat lamp. As the pup was very lethargic with a snotty nose, a decision was made to call Paul, the local vet, to check the pup and put it on a drip, after a few hours, there was a vast improvement.
Paul prescribed two courses of antibiotics.

Update - 1st May 2013 : After a few days of treatment, Biffy has improved and started eating fish. He is now in the main hospital.   Photo left was taken on 27th April 2013.
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Click here to watch a short video of Biffy in the hospital on 27th April 2013.

Update - 6th May 2013 : Biffy has been moved down to the outside nursery pool number 1.
His flipper tag number is 138 (red).

Update - 18th May 2013 : Biffy was released back into the wild on 16th May 2013 along with Slash, Tina, Shirley Bassey, Queen and Bob Marley.

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Update - 30th May 2013 : Only a few days after Biffy was released back into the wild, he was spotted at a local haul-out along the west coast of Cornwall on 20th May 2013 by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group.

*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.
Biffy - photo taken by St Martin's Dive School, Isles of Scilly Update - 26th August 2013 : Anna Cawthray from the St Martin´s Dive School in the Isles of Scilly, had left a message on the Cornwall Seal Group´s facebook page saying "we saw this seal pink tag No. 138, very distinctive markings on her face. Do you recognise her?"

Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group replied that Dave from BDMLR and Dan from Gweek both thought that the tag was probably red. Sue also said that the red tags do have white numbering. Red tag 138 was Biffy Clyro.
Sue added that Biffy was last seen at West Cornwall haul-outs on 20th May 2013, so he is another Isles of Scilly Cornwall seal link!   Click here or on the above photo to see a larger image of Biffy which was taken on 21st August 2013.

Update - 22nd May 2014 : Biffy was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 28th April 2014.

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