Digory - Arrived on 19th October 2007
On Friday 19th October 2007, we received a call about another pup in Bude, and this time we called on the BDMLR to go out for us. This pup was also quite big, but did have puncture wounds to the underside and rear hock. We decided to bring the pup back to the Sanctuary, so the BDMLR transported the pup to our hospital.
Digory, the third seal pup of the season for 2007/8 Back at the Seal Sanctuary the pup was put in to isolation 1 and we then gave it a clinical assessment. The pup had puncture wounds to its underside and rear left hock. All wounds were treated with antibiotic spray and he was given a course of antibiotics and pain relief. This pup is very big and weighed 30.5 kilos. This pup will be given zoo-light for the first week, this will help him to feel hungry and then we can start him on fish. This pup is a little boy around 2 weeks old and has been called 'Digory'.
Hospital Update: 26th October 2007 - Digory has nearly fully moulted but does have one patch of baby fur. He is angry and likes to show the Animal Care Team his teeth, and refuses to cooperate during treatment and just lies on his back.
Digory in the nursery pool - photo was taken on 24th November 2007 Update: 23rd November 2007 - Digory along with Kitto have been moved down to the outside nursery pool.
His flipper tag number is 004 (yellow).

Update: 26th November 2007 - These photos of Digory were taken on Saturday 24th of November 2007 in the nursery pool.
Digory in the nursery pool - photo was taken on 24th November 2007
Digory in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007 Update: 31st December 2007 - These photos of Digory were taken on Thursday 27th of December 2007 in the convalescent pool.

Update: 8th February 2008 - Digory is doing really well in the convalescent pool and he now weighs 40 kilos.
Digory in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007
Claire and Dan helping a seal pup towards the sea - Photo was taken by Simon BoneUpdate: 3rd March 2008 - Digory was released back into the wild on the 27th of February 2008 along with Nessa, Fenna, Scrabble, Pasco and Jenga at Gwithian. Seals being released back into the wild with Rachael and Claire in the background - Photo was taken by Simon Bone

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