Crater was rescued on 23rd October 2013
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Porthkidney beach, Lelant

Age and Weight at Rescue : 3 weeks old - 22kgs

Reason for rescue : Two deep wounds on lower abdomen as well as deep wounds to shoulder and flippers. Wounds very large and deep!

Photo right was taken by Tim Bain, a member of the BDMLR team.
Seal Rescue
Such bad wounds, it is amazing Crater is still alive! Despite his wounds he is fiesty and alert. His wounds are being cleaned and will heal slowly. The Animal Care Team do not know the cause of the wounds. The pup is doing so well considering! Upon arrival at the hospital, Crater was put into isolation pen number 1.
Crater Update - 26th October 2013 : Crater is currently being force fed with fish, on treatment for his deep wounds. His wounds are being cleaned and flushed daily.

Update - 22nd November 2013 : Crater is still on treatment for wounds, but the wounds are healing really well in salt water. He is not self-feeding yet, the Animal Care Team are hoping he will soon, he´s having a go at ripping fish but not actually eating any yet! He is currently hospital pen number 3.
Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (right) of Crater was taken on 1st December 2013 in the outside nursery pool 3. His flipper tag number is 176 (orange).

Click here to see a selection of photos of Crater.

Update - 8th December 2013 : Crater is still on treatment for now but his wounds look amazing!
Mars Update - 29th December 2013 : Crater is currently in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a selection of the photos taken on 28th December 2013.

Update - 20th February 2014 : Crater along with Miranda, Mars, Moon, Orion and Indus were returned to the wild on 17th February 2014 at Carbis Bay.

Click here to watch a short video of the release.

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