GINGER - Rescued on 14th January 2006

Photo of Ginger was taken by Rachael VineGinger arrived on Saturday 14th of January 2006 and was rescued from Porthtowan by the RSPCA. Ginger was only 2 days old when she was rescued. She weighed only 12 kilos and was very thin; she also had grazes to her front flippers. Ginger is receiving milk that is being tube fed to her every 4 hours. Ginger still has a white coat, and will do for the next 2 weeks.
Update: Photo was taken of Ginger on 26th of February 2006 in the main hospital. Photo of Ginger was taken on 26th of February 2006 in the main hospital.
Update: Photo was taken of Ginger on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool.

Ginger´s flipper (light green) tag number is 38.
Photo was taken of Ginger on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool. Ginger's flipper (light green) tag number is 38.

Update Seal Release: 25th July 2006 - Ginger along with Stoggs were released back into the wild on 25th of July 2006. The Animal Care Team were in at 5am to load up Ginger (hat tag C6) and Stoggs (hat tag J9). Ginger was a little reluctant to go into the trailer, but after some moaning and a little bit of persuasion from the ACT, she finally went into the trailer. Stoggs, a heavy young seal, also need persuasion to get into the trailer, maybe they didn´t like being woken up at 5am.

The ACT headed over to Porthtowan, where Ginger was originally rescued, to do the release. The beach was quiet with a little wind, but all in all a very good morning to release seals.

After all the fuss of getting into the trailer, both Ginger and Stoggs were now happy to stay there. Luckily after a few minutes, the lure of the open sea was too much and out the trailer they both came, Stoggs first followed closely by Ginger. They both headed straight for water, Stoggs did not look back, but Ginger stopped turned around and gave a look of ´Thank you´ and headed into the water and round the point.
'Reluctant to leave the trailer' photo of Ginger and Stoggs was taken by Rachael VinePhoto of Ginger and Stoggs - Copyright of Simon Bone.  www.cornishseals.co.uk
'No stopping us now' photo of Ginger and Stoggs was taken by Rachael Vine'Thank You and Goodbye' Photo of Ginger was taken by Rachael Vine
To see more photos of the release, click on the following link to take you to Simon Bone´s website.

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