Fiona Bruce was rescued on 7th February 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Porthkidney, Lelant

Age at Rescue : 10 weeks

Weight at Rescue : 21kgs

Temperature at Rescue : 38.2

Reason for Rescue : This pup had a high temperature, quite weak and an injury to her right foreflipper.
Photo of Fiona Bruce was taken by Dave and Lesley Jarvis of the BDMLR team at St Austell's holding facility
Photo of Fiona Bruce was taken by Dave and Lesley Jarvis of the BDMLR team at St Austell's holding facility Fiona Bruce, a BBC Presenter, helped to point the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) in the right direction for a morning rescue of a pup at Porthkidney. The seal pup was taken to the BDMLR temporary seal holding facility at St Austell until a pen was available at Gweek and named Fiona.

Photos left and above were taken by Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the BDMLR team, at the St Austell´s temporary seal pup holding facility.
For the first 2 days the pup was tube fed with liquidised fish, but Fiona soon got a taste for fish, and started to eat whole ones on her own.

On 11th February 2013, the Animal Care team contacted Dave Jarvis to advise that there was a pen available at the seal sanctuary´s hospital so Fiona was transferred to Gweek later for further treatment and rehabilitation.
Fiona Bruce
Photo of Fiona Bruce Update - 23rd February 2013 : Fiona has been moved to the outdoor pools for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with
the other seals.

Her flipper tag number is 137 (red).

Update - 1st May 2013 : This photo of Fiona was taken on 27th April 2013 in the convalescence pool. She currently weighs 32kgs.

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Update - 1st June 2013 : Fiona Bruce along with Arnold, Mick Jagger, Elvis and Travis were released back to the wild on 30th May 2013 at Gwithian.

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Photo right was taken by Photographer Simon Bone.
Seal Release

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