Chomp was rescued on 14th October 2008

A pup was rescued from Gwithian on the 14th October 2008. It had been abandoned by his mum, but was covered in puncture wounds from his head to his flippers. He was about 2½ weeks old, weighed 23 kilos and was in mid-moult (losing his white coat and his grey coat coming through). He was given a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. He is being force fed fish and has been named Chomp.
ChompUpdate: 24th October 2008 - Chomp has now fully moulted and has water in his pen so he can learn to catch fish. He likes to climb up on the small haul out area in his pen and grab the hose to play with.

Update: 7th November 2008 - After Chomp eating everything in sight, he was moved into the convalescent pool on 6th November 2008, he weighs in at 28 kilos.
ChompUpdate: 24th November 2008 - These photos of Chomp were taken on 15th November 2008 in the convalescent pool. He is getting on well and eating his fair share of fish. Chomp's flipper tag number is 005 (red). Chomp
Chomp and Shawn on the off!Update: 19th December 2008 - Chomp were released back into the wild on the 17th of December 2008 along with Shawn and Rupert at Godrevy. Chomp with Shawn and Rupert